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Forum topic by maljr1980 posted 10-28-2011 05:13 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2011 05:13 AM

i purchased a set of pfeil cabinetmaker chisels a few months ago, and did a review on them. now i am looking to fill in the gaps. These shisels only come in the 6 piece set containing 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, and 1”(actually the metric equivalents 6, 10, 12, 16, 19, 26mm). I would like to add a 1/8”, 7/8”, 1 1/4”, 1 1/2”, and 2” chisel. I like the hoopless design, and dont think i will go with their standard line. I considered the crown chisels but they dont make a 2”. I’m thinking the Ashley Iles Mk2 would compliment the Pfiels well. Any other suggestions? I think the LN/Blue Spruce/Robert Sorby are a little to pricey for my budget. I almost wish i went with the Two Cherry line to start based on the fact they make like 20 different sizes and i could have a matching set, but when i compared the two i liked the Pfiels alot better.

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 05:29 AM

sounds like a very personal decision, and from the sound of your post it seems like you’ve already sort of made your decision. good luck!

curious – is this just in order to “complete the full set” or are you actually using each and every one and really need the in between sizes for projects you are working on?

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 05:40 AM

i actually work in an architectural millwork shop, i could get away with just the chisels i have, but it would be nice to have more sizes to fit a specific task better. i’m just curious if there are any other brands im missing or dont know about that would work well

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 08:16 AM

Did you look at the new Stanley chisels they look good to me

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 10:59 AM

I have chisels in the sizes you have also. I only have one wide chisel, a 1 1/2”. The wide chisels are for trimming or cleaning a tenon, etc. Only the chisels under an inch should be hit with a hammer for mortices and such. Save yourself a couple of bucks and just get one wide chisel for clean up work.

-- Mike

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