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Forum topic by Sparks8286 posted 01-20-2015 01:20 AM 910 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sparks8286

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01-20-2015 01:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: chisels hand tools golden bird

Has anybody ever heard of these? I assume ‘Golden Bird’ is the brand, but I can’t find ANYTHING about them. I’ve come across a listing on eBay for them. I’ll post the link below. If they’re good please don’t undercut me and take them. I’m looking for help here. I want to buy a good set of chisels for my growing shop and I prefer a quality set of vintage socket chisels over something new. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-GOLDEN-BIRD-CHISELS-10-PC-IN-BOX-/251796312710?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aa03ad286

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.


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Loren

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 01:29 AM

Those look like Chinese carving chisels. They may be pretty
good, they might not be.

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 01:47 AM



Those look like Chinese carving chisels. They may be pretty
good, they might not be.

- Loren


The name makes more sense now. Thanks!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 01-20-2015 01:54 AM

Possible they spent more for the little “Golden Bird” sticker than steel in the tool.

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Sparks8286

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#4 posted 01-20-2015 02:00 AM

That’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t want to waste my money on crap so I came here hoping someone would know something about them. I’m not interested in carving chisels. I just want a good set of quality bench chisels.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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#5 posted 01-20-2015 02:11 AM

http://www.garrettwade.com/searchn.asp?keywords=Chisels&x=0&y=0

http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/Search.aspx?action=n

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-PC-JAPANESE-WOOD-WORKING-CHISEL-WOODWORKING-TOOL-SET-/290506492346?pt=US_Hand_Tools&hash=item43a38949ba

I purchased the Japanese set from ebay and I really them because the balance is great
and the edge retention is really good. It was a good purchase at 100.00, now they’re 50.00
more but I’d purchase them again if need be.

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ElChe

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#6 posted 01-20-2015 02:18 AM

I cannot believe how many Chinese restaurants start with Golden. Now I want chow mein. Thx.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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Loren

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#7 posted 01-20-2015 02:20 AM

Some of them are curved. Some very good tools come out
of China because Chinese artisans need good tools and they
have a rich tradition of making good tools.

Japan chisels can be a good value. The backs are angled so
the handle does not interfere with flush trimming cuts,
unlike western chisels. A lot of people like the Narex chisels
as a good value in a wood handled bench chisel. I think
the handles are ugly, but that’s just personal fussing.

If you buy from Lee Valley they’ll treat you right. Not the
cheapest but they are honest about what you’re getting
and if it doesn’t please you they are said to take returns
for a rather long time. They carry several lines of chisels.

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#8 posted 01-20-2015 03:54 AM

The Narex are great for the price, but kind of bulky, I really like my New Stanely Sweet Hearts! Make sure you have a good sharpening system because no matter the kind of chisels if it’s not sharp it is dangerous!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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