good starter chisel set

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Forum topic by maljr1980 posted 10-05-2011 05:05 AM 1542 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2011 05:05 AM

for those who may be looking for a starter set of chisels, the woodcraft website has their 8 piece woodriver chisel set clearanced out at 39.19. that seems like a pretty good deal for a first set of bench chisels without much capital invested. granted they wont compete with a set of pfeil or sorby’s but i would think its a better value than the 4 piece marples set at home depot for the same price

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 05:22 AM

I’ve got this set and wrote a review on them. I agree they are a great set for the money. I used mine to learn how to lap a blade and to get me started. They require a lot of work but they were skills that I wanted to learn anyway. Eventually they will demoted to the important (I’m not being sarcastic) status of beater set. Definitely recommend them at that price.

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 05:27 AM

my beater set is the irwin/marples they have a black and blue rubber handle and steel top, i dont think they have the sheffield steel. my good set is the 6 piece pfeil cabinetmaker chisels that i did a review on. i think at the clearance price it is the best investment someone starting out could make

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