Stanley Chisel History - 750, 720, 740, Defiance, Everlast...?

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Forum topic by Connell posted 11-29-2012 04:28 PM 4831 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2012 04:28 PM

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I have been looking to expand my chisel inventory to some wider widths. I top out at 3/4” now. I thought it might be less expensive to purchase an older Stanley to get a good chisel that may have more limited use than the others. As I shop, I find all of the above descriptions. This is rather confusing. I found a catalog that listed the 750, 720, and 740. It appeared that they are just different lengths of the same chisel/handle combination.

What I don’t know (and can’t find a summary or history about) is are there differences in quality between these descriptions (models).

I have LN for my smaller ones and don’t want to purchase something that is going to make me wish I had looked for a better chisel.

Does anyone have a summary of these differences and some idea about which are the better quality?

-- Connell

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 06:09 PM

This is probably the only time I’ll ever do this, but you’re more likely to get an answer to this one at Sawmill Creek.


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