|Forum topic by pierce85||posted 11-12-2011 02:42 AM||1476 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-12-2011 02:42 AM
I’m pulling the trigger on a set of LN mortise chisels. I would have preferred a Ray Iles set but they’re not likely to be in stock for awhile – I’ve waited as along as I could and just can’t wait another month or two or…
I know I’ll be extremely happy with the LNs. I wanted a new set that would be my first and last. I was about to go with Narex as a starter/intermediate set but decided to just spend the money now.
But here’s my concern: should I be worried about the strength of the socket thingy when hogging out wood with these? I assume with proper technique this shouldn’t be a worry, but I’ve read that some folks have had the handle slip out of the socket on a particularly tough mortise.
I tend to worry too much. I just don’t want to build my masterpiece with a 3/8 inch LN socket chisel as a permanent feature. ;-)