PM-V11 chisel steel - it is that good

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Forum topic by Kirk650 posted 01-26-2017 01:27 AM 705 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2017 01:27 AM

After a full day of chopping dovetails and sharpening chisels, I am now convinced that the Veritas PM-V11 chisels hold an edge well past what my LN chisels can manage. And I was critical of the Pfiel steel, but I think the problem was more a poor sharpening job by me.

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 07:13 PM

PM-V11 is awesome. The better wear resistance is especially noticeable when planing the sides of plywood.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 07:22 PM

I’ve never used a LN, but the members here convinced me to get the PM-V11 when I bought a set of Veritas chisels, I haven’t regretted spending the extra money, not even a little bit.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 08:07 PM

I love their new blades. The steel is almost like the tool steel from the ‘40s and ‘50s.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 08:39 PM

Good old cast steel in my shop. Might not be the most exotic, but it sure does cut the wood.
BTW, most old cast steel items are about $10.00 each.


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#5 posted 01-26-2017 08:40 PM

I have been building my collection around PMV11. And though I dont have anything to compare it too i do love the fit,finish, and feel of my chisels and planes

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 02:15 AM

One thing I didn’t do while chopping dovetails yesterday was ease the sharp edges on the Veritas chisels. Cut my fingers in 4 places. I eased the edges this morning. The edges were quite sharp. The LN and Pfiel edges apparently had already been eased, but I worked on em anyway.

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#7 posted 01-27-2017 04:02 AM

I purchased a Veritas #7 jointer with the PMVII blade for leveling out a maple/oak side grain benchtop. My Japanese planes were all too short to work well as jointers. It’s an awesome tool-a beast yet produces shavings as delicate as anything else I have and has not needed sharpening since purchased Nov. 2016.

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