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Forum topic by natew posted 10-09-2012 01:45 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2012 01:45 AM

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First off thanks for everyones help, i have wrote everything down and taken everything into consideration of what people have been telling me. now, ive been told to have two sets of chisles one good set and one crappy set for paint and other things. i just would like to know what brand of chisles is good as for as quality and strength in the metal. Thanks

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#1 posted 10-09-2012 02:23 AM

The answer will be relative to budget. If you are spending $300 or more on a set, you might be looking at some names that may not be available at the $150-200 price point.

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 03:31 AM

Here ya go.

You’ll be light years ahead of the crowd after learning
from this thread.

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 03:56 AM

I think most people buy a set that they use for a while, then buy a really nice set later on and turn the old set into the beater. It probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to buy your beater and plush set at the same time.

With the Narex sets from Lee Valley or Highland, for a first set I wouldn’t plan on spending more than $80. Once you’ve used them for a while, and learned how to sharpen and hone them, you’ll know what you want when you decide to go upmarket.

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 04:21 AM

It all depends on if your trying to impress people or just have chisels that get the job done. I have had a set of Marpels for 20 plus years and the sharpen up well and hold their edge. For less than $50 you can have a set of 6 that will do a great job. I know some folks will recommend buying chisels that cost $125-$450 each but will not cut wood any better than the Marples set. As far as having two sets,I don’t feel that’s necessary ,for rough carpentry all you need is one 3/4” chisel .

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