A recommendation for a chisel set for a beginner.

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  • #324983
    Richard DuffyRichard Duffy
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    Good afternoon,

    I’m looking for a decent chisel set that will last me a few years. I have a budget of around £60-70. I’m looking for a set with wooden handles. Can anyone recommend a decent set for a beginner?

    Regards,

    Richard.

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  • #326231
    deanbeckerdeanbecker
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    @deanbecker

    It doesnt look damaged , more like some one made a speciality chisel out of it. it looks like a fine set
    When you get them cleaned and sharpened you will be a proud owner of some good tools. Well done.

    #326305
    Dave RingDave Ring
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    @davering

    I agree with Dean. That chisel looks like it started out the same width as its neighbor and got narrowed by its previous owner. I’d leave it as-is except for sharpening.

    Good score!

    Dave

    #326339
    Rowland WallbankRowdy Whaleback
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    @rowdy

    I’m really pleased with my Narex chisels. They have wooden handles and decent appearing blades. They have sharpened up really nicely and give a real feel of quality all for £40. Be careful which set you get as they are metric. I ended up getting both sets so have 8 in total ranging from 6mm to 32mm. I don’t think a purchaser would be disappointed. They feel really good in the hand.
    When paring lots I found (having flattened the flats) that I was slicing my fingers on the edges. Having looked it up here I ended up lightly sanding the corners like Paul does on his planes and so on.

    #326863
    AlanAlan
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    @alan141

    That’s a nice set of Chinese chisels – and only one of them wrecked already!
    Once you’ve replaced all the handles and blades, you’ll be good to go.
    Don’t forget that £64 Ice-Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit.
    This IS a wind-up, right?

    #326883
    Dave RingDave Ring
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    @davering

    I just had a good look at them and, yes, the 2 Diamond brand chisels are Chinese and should be useful for scraping dried glue and similar rough tasks. The altered one is a British made Marples and would be useful either in its present form or cut and ground back to full width. The no-name chisel looks respectable enough and is very likely British as well. Not a bad deal on the whole for 7 pounds.

    Dave

    #326887
    AlanAlan
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    @alan141

    In context: I did PM a link to another set:
    Matching set of four Sheffield-made vintage chisels, Sorby etc., hardwood handles, brass ferrules, perfect condition… £9
    There’s a lot not adding-up here. “Vintage set that will last, £60-£70, considering Ward, £64 waterstone”.
    £7 job done.

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    Paul DallenderPaul Dallender
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    @pompeyexile

    Like you I had no idea what to get and had (have) a very limited budget and went with Paul’s advice of old British chisels found off Ebay or car boot sales from which I’ve had some real bargains. Didn’t look for a set as such, but bought individual sizes as and when they came up at a reasonable price. Certainly don’t be put off by a little rust. I now have a ‘set’ of chisels maybe not of the same make, but certainly of makes with a fine reputation in days gone by. All are old, most but not all needed fettling (flattening backs and sharpening) but all will see me out and no doubt last for generations to come.

    I did the same for planes, saws in fact virtually all my tools and I haven’t been sold a dud yet.

    Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England

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