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Forum topic by bubinga posted 03-25-2011 07:05 PM 4925 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2011 07:05 PM

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I was researching these Narex chisels,Thinking of buying a set .
Looks like I am going with 8 piece set from Lee Valley for $76.00
A place you can buy the Narex chisels in UK , is here—-
Narex 8105 Bevel Edged Chisels Boxed Set of 6
£64.00 (incl. VAT)
On Sale:
£57.60 (incl. VAT)

Ran across a couple of videos, Here
if any one is interested

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 07:25 PM

I use the Narex chisels. I originally bought them 2-3 years ago to use until I decided what “good” chisels I wanted. I’ve never really found to need to move on yet.

A more detailed look …

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 08:50 PM

I’ve got one Narex chisel that’s pretty darn nice. How something feels in your hands is subjective and pretty important though….go with what feels good to you.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 08:52 PM

I think they’re a sound chisel. Best of luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 01:00 AM

I have a set, They sharpen well and hold an edge. I keep telling myself I will buy new, better ones when I need to, and I have never needed to.

Are they lie-nielsons? nope.

Are they good chisels for the money? you bet.

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 01:46 AM

Lee Valley / Vertias has free shipping til the 28th of this month for anyone interested.

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#6 posted 03-26-2011 06:41 AM

I too plan to pull the trigger on a set. I’ll prolly start off with a 4 pc set and add from there. They appear to offer decent quality and performance at an economy price. That tends to be the kind of tool I gravitate toward since I can’t afford the super high end stuff.

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 07:09 AM

i wouldnt flinch: )

but I already own chisels.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 01:41 PM

I have some myself and although I am holding out for a set of Sorby’s I think that the Narex chisels are reasonably good. I also have some older Marples that I use often. The rest of my chisels are just sort of a conglomeration of older ones.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 05:10 PM

I still don’t know if I want to spend that much, so I am looking at Irwin M444SB6N Blue Chip Bevel Edge woodworking Chisel Set, 6-Piece (Box set, at Amazon for $54.00 free ship.
I wont be able to order from Lee Valley until free shipping is over.
What I have now are Hardware store chisels.
I think i might be happy with the Irwins
What do ya think ????

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#10 posted 03-27-2011 01:05 AM

the pain of a higher priced tool is temporary, (unless your wife finds it!) but a cheap tool, well the pain lasts until you replace it….

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#11 posted 03-27-2011 01:55 AM

Highland has them for $59.99 .
and I have found that the Irwin’s I bought are Hardware store chisels as well, they didn’t hold an edge for anything. I have a HF set that seems to hold an edge and cut smoother than the Irwins did. (I gave the Irwins away)

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#12 posted 03-27-2011 02:06 AM

Cheap is expensive..As for the irwins the factory edge crumbled for ground to 30 degrees, and worked better. anyone osing the henry taylors, i like the looks of the handle but only seen on the net

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#13 posted 03-27-2011 02:53 AM

Well you guys convinced me to skip the Irwins
I”m going to jump on the free shipping at Lee Valley.I’ll just pay for them a differant way.
I really don’t like paying shipping charges

Thanks for all your input

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#14 posted 03-27-2011 02:57 AM

I got a set from Highland woodworking a year or so ago. I really like them a lot.

I have an old set of Irwins that I use for things I really don’t care all that much about.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 03-27-2011 03:26 AM

There is no way I’m gonna pay two hundred or more dollars for a set of chisels.
Ordered 8 piece set from Lee Valley $76.00 free ship

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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