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I just got this e mail today from Lee Valley and the first thing my eyes locked on were these chisels.Wow their gorgeous, My next thought was they must be $450 each ,but another wow the whole set of 5 is only $69.00 .My next thought was on no their made out of stainless steel they must not hold an edge very well . Last thought was I already have more than 3 sets of chisels and I’m broke, oh well maybe some one else will give them a try.what do you think?,41504&p=70784

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#1 posted 441 days ago

Thanks for the info…..

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#2 posted 441 days ago

Well, I suppose I could get a set and put them next to my old ‘Beater’ chisels. Or maybe next the the complete set of both right and left handed skew chisel, purchased just two months ago, and, as of yet, has never been used. Or possibly I could throw out the nice set of 5 premium chisels I purchased only a couple of years ago.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 441 days ago

Wow Jim, those are beautiful!
I’m not completely broke yet, but I suppose if I spent the money for the chisels instead of my wife’s heart medicine she would be a bit miffed with me for a bit.

But then again, hmmmmm, She would only be upset for a little while and those are really pretty and I can still use other money for beer!

ahh, rats, I guess I should wait on those chisels!

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#4 posted 441 days ago

I think that you should get two sets, one for you and one to give to me just because you like me.
Yes they are gorgeous

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#5 posted 441 days ago

Beautiful!! But jeepers I’d be afraid to even tap them with a mallet.

Oh wait…. changed my mind …. WHAT BERT JUST SAID LOL

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#6 posted 441 days ago

They sure are pretty aren’t they. I might just have to …...

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 441 days ago

pretty handles … shiny blades. Too bad they don’t sell them one at a time.

I’d spring for the small one for $12.

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#8 posted 441 days ago

They are pretty, just wonder if they’d only be good for hand work, no flats on the end for mallet strikes.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#9 posted 441 days ago

Looks like the batoning chisels they sell.

I think the handle shape would annoy me.


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#10 posted 441 days ago

I can’t tell from the picture or the description if they are tapered on the sides or not. My very first impression was I didn’t like the handle for striking. It’s gonna be hard on a wooden mallet. No worries for me because I use a dead blow Vaughn.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL

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#11 posted 441 days ago

I agree with the others – these are beautiful! I’d be afraid to use them. But, damn, that’s a great price…..

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#12 posted 441 days ago

certainly pretty

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#13 posted 441 days ago

Very pretty…... but cast stainless steel?

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#14 posted 441 days ago

After my first attempts at dovetails with only having bought a single 1/2” Stanley Sweetheart socket chisel (I had no idea it was going to set me back $35) I found myself looking at chisel sets online. Looks like you can find them for a thousand dollars, if you’re into that sort of thing. So needing a set, and wanting a set, these are quite tempting.

I’m no metallurgist, but I’m guessing the stainless steel is going to be softer than the more expensive ones. I have used stainless fasteners extensively, and they are far inferior in terms of strength and hardness. They just rust far less, and more slowly.

Another thing I noticed about these is the side edge (I’m sure there is a term for it, I just don’t know it) appears to be beveled to a point. I noticed my Stanley is not, and getting into the inside corners of the tails was a bit tricky due to this.

So there’s a plus for these girls.

I’m also somewhat emotionally conditioned to believe that paying less for something often means inferiority, although intellectually I know that’s bunk.

So go ahead. Convince me that I won’t be throwing my money away. I do indeed like the looks of these, the set up, (handle notwithstanding), and happen to be in the market. I’m your huckleberry.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#15 posted 441 days ago

They are pretty, but if they are typical nickel/chrome flavor of stainless I’ll pass.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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