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Forum topic by Bryan posted 02-10-2012 03:55 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bryan

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02-10-2012 03:55 PM

I want to piece together a set of chisels. I am looking for really good quality in good working order send me what you have and the price


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#1 posted 02-11-2012 04:33 PM

If you’re looking to put together a “set”, is there a particular brand you’re looking for (Stanley, Witherby, Swan, Blue Spruce, etc.)? I’ve got lots of chisels.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 05:24 PM

I want the nicest best possible set I can get but dont have a lot of money, I want 2 bevel edge chisels in the most popular sizes for furniture building, and 2 mortise chisels in the most popular sizes, I will add chisels as needed after this. i have a set of Marpels chisels to make up for the other sizes. I want chisels that stay sharp a long time not just a little while. Also I dont want to have to square the ends of them if they are used, I dont mind used ones but my skill at squareing them has not been honed yet I end up burning the steel most of the time when I try this I dont have the right equipement to do it but will get it in the future, so they must be square on the ends. Most importantly I want chisels that stay sharp longer than my Marpels. I got 2 Narex mortice chisels, the mortice chisels I hope would be harder than these. Thanks let me know your opinion and what you think will meet my needs with a few pics and price and will see what I can do

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 05:40 PM

Mortising is hard on any chisel. Even the finest mortise chisels
don’t stay sharp that long in use on hardwoods.

Get a white friable grinding wheel for your grinder. They
run cooler and cut finer. The hard grey wheels are no good
for sharpening fine edge tools. Keep a dish of water by
your grinder and dip your chisels frequently in the water
to cool the edge.

Here’s a link where a vintage chisel expert gives his assessment
of which old brands are the best quality:
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?75108-Bench-Chisels-Barr-vs-Lie-Nielsen

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 02:13 PM

I sent you private message.

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