First set of chisels...Irwin or footprint.

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Forum topic by kent_michaels posted 02-05-2011 06:15 AM 1671 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2011 06:15 AM

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I’m looking to get my first set of chisels, does anyone have an opinon on the better choice? They both have good reviews and are the same price. I’d like a nice general purpose set that will last a very long time. Thanks

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 06:36 AM

The handles on those types of chisels are sometimes crooked. Easier
to examine the whole set if you get it locally.

Both brands are good starter chisels in my opinion. Just watch out for
the crooked handles. The ones with the steel striking caps can take
a lot more of a beating. The blue plastic ones will get scarred up unless
you are fastidious about only using a mallet.

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