|Forum topic by Jon1094||posted 12-05-2012 05:01 AM||714 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-05-2012 05:01 AM
I was hoping to find some nice but economic socket chisels such that I could remove the handles and turn my own. I want quality first, budget second. I currently own a set of Craftsman bench chisels that I abuse and a set of 6 Irwin Blue chip bench chisels with the blue handles.
I like the Irwins but just tried to break the handle off so that I could turn a new set…The handles really are as advertised – indestructible. I beat the hell out of it. I almost cut my hand off trying to break them and only succeeded in putting a few marks and dents in the handle.
I like the set of Two Cherries bench chisels but wouldn’t want to break the handles off and they aren’t socket type anyway. That being said, if there is a good set of chisels out there, in the $100-$200 price range, I don’t really “need” to make my own handles.
Also, what about these for $100?
Thanks and happy Advent/Christmas.