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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 05-25-2015 03:15 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigJohn

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05-25-2015 03:15 PM

hello. I cannot decide between the 3/8” or the 1/2” set for cleaning out the corners of half blind dovetails. They are expensive but I do more than enough to justify the price.


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#1 posted 05-25-2015 03:26 PM

I have the 3/8” set and they have served me well over the years, it was a good purchase.

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#2 posted 05-25-2015 03:28 PM

I’d go 3/8”

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#3 posted 05-25-2015 03:37 PM

Have you looked at the Narex set? I would recommend them as fantastic considering the cost!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 03:51 PM

I have the two cherries 10mm dovetail chisel which is close to 3/8” of a inch and it works well for cleaning up corners. It is fishtailed rather than skewed so you only use a single chisel but I imagine the skewed set would give you little stouter of a edge and might cut across the end grain a bit better. The edge is very small and it’s not a tool you ever take a mallet to not that you really need to.

Not that I don’t think getting LN anything is bad mind you. I have Lie-Nielsen bench chisels and I love them. Not sure why I put off getting them for as long as I did.

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 10:42 PM

Have you thought about a fishtail chisel? I bought a blue spruce and it dispenses with the need for two skew chisels. Just a thought.

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#6 posted 05-25-2015 11:02 PM

Sure is a fine looking chisel that blue spruce one:

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#7 posted 05-26-2015 02:49 PM

I second the Blue Spruce. I love my Lie Nielsen bench chisels, but I think the BS fishtail might be a better alternative. I need to add one to my collection.

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#8 posted 05-27-2015 10:36 PM

Took your advice and ordered the Blue Spruce fishtail. I have a set of their bench chisels and would never let them go. I will try to remember to post again when it gets here. I heard there is a really long wait for their tools. I traded a miter plane for the set a while back so I never ordered from them. Also ordered a marking knife. Cannot wait to get them.

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#9 posted 05-27-2015 10:52 PM

No Blue Spruce up here, used to buy of L.N. before the Can. $ shrank so took a look at the Lee Valley set and put it on my wish list! Hey Fathers Days coming up soon! LOL. I really want them Fish Tails!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 06-04-2015 02:01 AM

Got my package today. Very happy. Good call on the fishtail.

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#11 posted 06-04-2015 02:25 AM

I have the narrow set and I have never needed anything more. granted I bought some japanese chisels when I was there but the narex do everything.

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#12 posted 06-04-2015 02:25 AM

sry narex not narrow

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#13 posted 06-04-2015 12:32 PM

John, those Blue Spruce’s are gorgeous.

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