|Forum topic by corpmule||posted 09-27-2012 01:28 PM||1054 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-27-2012 01:28 PM
I’m new to woodworking and, my inexperience leads me to ask some possibly stoopid questions.
I purchased a Ray Iles 5/16″ mortise chisel. It just arrived yesterday, I haven’t used it yet but, it looks like a really well made, awesome tool.
The packaging on the chisel said it’s 5/16″, just as I had ordered. But, when I measure the blade (tip) and, measure a small indentation in a piece of wood (created with slight hand pressure), the measuring tools read 3/8″ (6/16″).
I guess that ain’t really a bad thing, I can still use it but, is that normal for a tool to be out of the advertised dimension that much? Is there a variance in the actual tool size that should be expected? Or, is it most likely just a mistake in the packaging? Maybe someone put the wrong tool in the wrong package?
Thanks for any advice offered.