Aldi Chisels

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  • #127536
    jbthepp
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    Finally they are here. I picked up 5 sets in North Carolina today. $6.99.

    Who else was able to find any in the US?

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  • #127581
    Kirk Zabolio
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    @zabo

    Is it possible to order them, there are no Aldis around here. I live in Lafayette, LA, thanks, Kirk

    #127587
    dborn
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    @dborn

    I saw them at my Aldi by, but didn’t buy them. If they are still there and go on sale I might pick up a set

    @zabo. I don’t think ordering them online is an option. I wonder if these chisels are the same chisels sold at Harbor Freight. I can’t imagine there are to many chisel manufactures left in the world that would sell private labels.

    #127630
    Kirk Zabolio
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    @zabo

    Jeremy, Thanks for the e-mail, My mailing add is 232 Hornsby Rd, Lafayette, Louisiana. You may e-mail me at [email protected].
    Thanks Kirk

    #127632
    jude
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    @jude

    Guys,

    the Harbor Freight set made by “Pittsburgh” or “Windsor Design” are not the same as the ALDI chisels.The Harbor Freight set are the worst attempts at a tool that I have seen. Bad grinding, misshapen, the handles are seemingly made of balsa.

    The ALDI chisels are decent for the price. I just sharpened up mine. The grinding was a little rough on them too, but I sanded them until they were a little nicer. The backs didn’t need too much to get them flat. I love the handles though.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

    #127638
    mike forbes
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    @forbeskm

    My parents picked me up a set in Wisconsin and are supposed to be shipping them out. I have got to try these out!

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127640
    dborn
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    @dborn

    I was at aldi by me earlier today and they are sold out. I guess there are some of Paul’s followers besides me in Plainfield.

    I never bought chisels from harbor freight so I couldn’t tell for sure either way, I was just speculating.

    #127743
    jeffpolaski
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    @jeffpolaski

    They sell out as fast as Aldi staff put them into the bins. I stopped at four Aldi stores last week and snagged one set. I have yet to work them up, so I can’t comment. I was driving so much that the fuel cost was starting to cut into the discounted price, and then rear-ended this poor lady trying to understand what the GPS was trying to tell me.
    No one was hurt (anything you walk away from is OK). But the cost of the chisels skyrocketed from US$6.99 to include fuel cost and a $500 deductible for both our bumpers.
    Ah, well. The chisels look very nice.

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    #127878
    Thomas Angle
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    @tomangle

    My wife picked up a set a few days ago. They flattened and took an edge easy. Just started using them the other day. So far they have held an edge in some oak. A little better than I expected from steel made in China.

    Smithville, TN

    Proverbs 18:13
    13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    #127887
    Jennifer Clardy
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    @jenclardy

    They don’t carry them here in Texas yet, which I am surprised. Anyone willing to sell me a set?

    mrsrebeltx

    #127888
    Thomas Angle
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    @tomangle

    I’ll go to Aldi this weekend and check if they have them. If they do I will buy a set for you.

    Smithville, TN

    Proverbs 18:13
    13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    #127889
    Jennifer Clardy
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    @jenclardy

    Awesome! Thank you kindly! 😉

    mrsrebeltx

    #127892
    jgust747
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    @jgust747

    [quote quote=127887]They don’t carry them here in Texas yet, which I am surprised. Anyone willing to sell me a set?

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    They had them here in the DFW area but they are sold out in most stores now.

    Dallas, Texas

    #127993
    veitch
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    @veitch

    I wonder when they are coming to the uk, I’m in need badly.

    #127996
    Thomas Angle
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    @tomangle

    They told me the other day here in the US that they might get more, but it was a special deal. I would say it was the same for you in the UK. The do seem to be nice chisel even though the ones here where made in China.

    Smithville, TN

    Proverbs 18:13
    13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    #128208
    Mer Almagro
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    @medvssa

    I have been subscribed to the Aldi and Lidl newsletters for months, no chisels showing up (I’m in Belgium). I finally gave up and bought 3 Ashley Iles. Do you guess what comes next? 😉 week or two later this pops up in the newsletter:

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    These are not the same chisels we’re looking for, but I thought it was worth a try. 3 chisels (12, 18 and 25mm) and three files 5round, flat and half round) for 30 euro. I am afraid I cannot comment on the quality because I am a total beginner and I haven’t tried them either. Apart from the dreadful handle, which can be changed I suppose, they look pretty nice, if chunky. Here one compared to other chisels:

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    Top to bottom, Stanley (from 2008), Aldi, Ashley Iles

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    Left to right: Ashley Iles, Stanley, Aldi, Ashley Iles, Ashley Iles, Aldi, Aldi

    Dunno if these pop up elsewhere.

    Living in Flanders, Belgium

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