narex chisels whats the difference highland woodworker or lee valley

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Need some help with trying to figure out the difference between the narex chisel sold by highland woodworker and the ones sold by lee valley. The price is different but what about quality. Thanks for help Rob

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#1 posted 554 days ago

I think the ones sold by LV are imperial sized, not metric.

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#2 posted 554 days ago

What Live4ever said, plus the LV ones have stained beech handles, but the highland ones have unstained beech handles.

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#3 posted 554 days ago

I have the unstained bench chisels in metric sizes from Highland Woodworking and a pair of the stained handle skew chisels from Lee Valley. The quality is exactly the same. The only differences are the handle color and the fact that the skew chisels are imperial (1/2”).

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