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bubinga

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1252 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: chisel resource tip

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—-http://workshopheaven.com/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi
Narex 8105 Bevel Edged Chisels Boxed Set of 6
Regularly:
£64.00 (incl. VAT)
On Sale:
£57.60 (incl. VAT)

Ran across a couple of videos, Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF4CzzQaZDo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBZ8446KqkM
if any one is interested

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


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TheWoodNerd

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#1 posted 1252 days ago

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 … http://www.thewoodnerd.com/reviews/narexBenchChisels.html

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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knotscott

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#2 posted 1252 days ago

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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Bertha

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#3 posted 1252 days ago

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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Paul C.

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#4 posted 1252 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1252 days ago

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

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Tedstor

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#6 posted 1251 days ago

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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Moron

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#7 posted 1251 days ago

i wouldnt flinch: )

but I already own chisels.

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1251 days ago

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.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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bubinga

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#9 posted 1251 days ago

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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Paul C.

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#10 posted 1251 days ago

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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Richard

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#11 posted 1251 days ago

Highland has them for $59.99 . http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narexboxed6-piecebenchchiselset.aspx
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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widdle

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#12 posted 1251 days ago

Cheap is expensive..As for the irwins the factory edge crumbled for me..re 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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bubinga

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#13 posted 1251 days ago

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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GaryK

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#14 posted 1251 days ago

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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bubinga

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#15 posted 1251 days ago

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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