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Forum topic by Lemwise posted 03-08-2017 10:34 AM 942 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lemwise

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03-08-2017 10:34 AM

Their PM-V11 steel is the awesome and I wish they would make a chisel wider than the useless 1”, 35mm or wider would be great. Personally I’d like to see a full length 40mm PM-V11 chisel and I’d pay good money for it too. It’s the same with Lie Nielsen and IBC, nice steel, good construction but they only go up to 1”. When did these companies decide such a useless size is a good maximum width?


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#1 posted 03-08-2017 11:28 AM


and I d pay good money for it too.

Yes you would. VERY good money.
When did these companies decide such a useless size is a good maximum width?
- Lemwise

Pure speculation on my part….
Probably when they researched costs vs. demand and came to the conclusion that it would be too expensive for your average consumer. No point making it if you can’t sell it.

btw….A 1” chisel is far from usless

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 11:57 AM

European manufacturers have been making wider chisels for decades. The larger sizes are always the most expensive but they continue to sell so there must be a demand and people willing to pay for it.

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 02:51 PM

Barr chisels will probably make a wider one
for you. I have a set and I think they’re
really excellent.

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higtron

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#4 posted 03-08-2017 03:00 PM

I bought a narex chisel set from lee valley it came with a 2” wide chisel I use it a lot. If your looking for really wide chisels look at timber framing slicks I have one that was my grand fathers it needs a new handle but it’s at least 2” wide I need to dig that out haven’t seen that in a while. https://www.hartvilletool.com/product/5273/timber_framing_and_log_furniture_making_tools
http://www.jimbodetools.com/Slicks-c15/

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#5 posted 03-08-2017 03:00 PM

http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=70931&cat=1,41504

PM-V11® Butt Chisel, 2” 05S26.32 $108.00

Here ya go

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Lemwise

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#6 posted 03-08-2017 03:59 PM

I know about the butt chisels but I’m not interested in those. I would really like a full length, 38 or 40 mm wide PM-V11 chisel.

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#7 posted 03-08-2017 04:10 PM

Ask them, you just might get what you want.

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#8 posted 03-08-2017 04:34 PM

I don’t think they’ll do a one of run just for little old me.

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#9 posted 03-08-2017 04:54 PM

I would prefer to have longer chisels than what is shown in the picture above. It’s not all that difficult to find other 2” chisels. If you need a 2” chisel then you need a 2” chisel. Another brand seems like a valid compromise. I imagine that you can find a good used one also. Good luck.

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Lemwise

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#10 posted 03-08-2017 04:57 PM

A 38 or 40 mm chisel is more than enough and I can easily find them from other brands but those aren’t made from PM-V11.

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#11 posted 03-08-2017 06:51 PM

This is a strange thread. Lemwise wants what doesn’t exist and only that which he cannot have. No substitutes / alternatives will be considered. Also insists asking the manufacturer would be pointless. There’s really no point in commenting (kind of like how this post has no point).

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#12 posted 03-08-2017 06:55 PM

PM-V11 is made via powder metallurgy, so theoretically they should be able to make any size. But I think the setup costs preclude them from doing odd sizes on a whim.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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Lemwise

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#13 posted 03-08-2017 07:47 PM



This is a strange thread. Lemwise wants what doesn t exist and only that which he cannot have. No substitutes / alternatives will be considered. Also insists asking the manufacturer would be pointless. There s really no point in commenting (kind of like how this post has no point).

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


I can always ask Veritas but we all know what the answer will be. And it’s not like I’m dismissing other brands. Kirschen, Pfeil and Stubai also make pretty good chisels. However, that doesn’t change the fact I would like to see a full length 40mm PM-V11 chisel. I’d like them to start producing it.

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#14 posted 03-08-2017 08:56 PM

What kind of work are you doing that you use a 40mm or 2” chisel so much that it matters what the exact steel alloy is? Does kind of seem like tilting at windmills a little.

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#15 posted 03-08-2017 09:30 PM

I’m a shipwright and I work with Teak, Oak, Cherry and Mahogany on a daily basis (not all four on the same day of course). PM-V11 does a lot better on these woods than carbon steel or A2.

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