CHISELS

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  • #3528
    Anonymous
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    Very true Ken.  In terms of novice users you’d think makers would think to include some form of  sharpening instruction insert whenever sharp edges are vital to a tool’s utility.  Especially if considering so many offerings are aimed specifically at the DIY market.

    There’s often all too much suggested in terms of ideals surrounding tools/equipment whilst seemingly attempting to invert woodworking and potentially make it far more difficult than need be.  Rocket science and woodworking should never be linked.

    One suggestion I’d make is that if a tool needs adjusting for a particular specialised task it often proves simple to adjust/adapt it.  I think this especially relates to those on tight budgets, as well as others who don’t mind making such adaptations.  I’m always experimenting with various tool set up’s and adjustments. 😀

    #3559
    Ron Harper
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    I love the Chas Buck chisels. I have several if them. The take and hold a very sharp edge.

    #3631
    George Bridgeman
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    Has anyone else been reading about the new Veritas PM-V11 chisels? They’ve gotten good reviews in the States so, out of interest, I just had a look at UK availability and pricing. Axminster have them in stock but they are outrageously expensive. The 1″ wide bevel-edge chisel is £114! A set of 5 A2 steel chisels by LN ‘only’ costs £227!

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/veritas-veritas-pm-v11-bench-chisels-prod887049/

    I imagine the price will plummet as availability increases and Veritas recoup some of their R&D costs but still… crazy expensive!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #3632
    Anonymous
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    Hi George,

    Crazy expensive pretty much sums it up.  In all honesty, while thinking they appear to be a decent chisel and this new alloy has potential, I couldn’t justify the cost for myself on either a professional or part time basis unless the price dropped by a substantial margin.  Edge quality and retention is paramount to me, but I’m content with the plain carbon steel chisels and plane blades already within my arsenal in spite of cravings to buy new toys 😀

     

    #3637
    Anonymous
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    I think we have gone past the days when you bought a chisel to work wood. You can get a chisel costing a fraction of the price, to do exactly the same job.

    It now seems some sort of status symbol to own the most expensive tools out there. I cant see the price coming down myself , could be wrong though 😉

    #3638
    jespiir
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    What medium priced chisels, preferably with O1 Carbon steel, do you people recommend. Wooden handles are a big plus in my book 🙂

    So what should I go shopping for?

    The Veritas look very nice but both the PM-V11 and O1 are just to expensive. I would rather get a plough plane and a block plane…

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #3639
    Anonymous
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    pfeil-chisels,  Ashley Iles, Narex,   To be honest I like them all. I don’t think you would go wrong with any of them, and the wont brake the bank.

    #3642
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Yeah the PM-V11 ones are just silly money. Can’t imagine spending that much coin on chisels – Narex are doing the job just fine right now, they’re not O1 but are still very good if you’re looking to try a new brand, Jesper.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #3662
    Dave
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    Jesper,  I really like the stanley sweetheart socket chisels lee valley sells.  The only downside is that the handles are small,  so if you have large hands then take a look at others like the narex.  I have both sets and use the stanley’s when I am paring and working with just hand presure,  the handles are really comfortable but when I’m chopping with a mallet I use the narex,  they have larger handles.  My aim is not that great and I need a big target 🙂

    -Canada

    #3663
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    I have a mixture, mostly vintage Wetherby’s, older Buck Brothers, Swan, Blue Handle Marbles and a few Stanley’s.  My new chisel’s are Narex Mortice Chisels, the pair of  Narex Skew Chisels from Lee Valley and I bought one of their new 1″ PMV11 ( very nice ) and will buy a couple more in the future.  I also have a few inexpensive Japanese Chisels.  I use my vintage Wetherby’s mostly.

     

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #3672
    Brent Ingvardsen
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    Im still using a set of Marples Blue Chip chisels I pocked up over 15 yearS ago. I have three Popular Mechanics chisels from WalMart that are Marples copies I bought 20+ years ago that are made of really good steel. I buy a lot of tools at estate sales. Picked up a Buck Brothers mortice chisel recently. Im a tool junkie.

     

    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    #3673
    Mexiquite
    Participant

    I’ve  been working with Faithfull chisels and they are good chisels. They are the same look, feel and function as the blue marples.

    #3675
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Jesper,

    I’d pursue Ken’s suggestions and more probably buy Ashley Iles chisels than any other brand.  This is primarily because I’ve tried and like them, but I’d not rule other makers out of the equation.  I would however take plenty of time to finalise a decision and this is basically because I would rather make the right decision for myself after gathering as much information as possible.

    I also like the feel and heft of Faithfull bench chisels too and agree they share the feel of both Marples Blue Chip and Stanley 5002’s.  I own examples from the early 70’s by both original makers.

    Links provided regarding Maker and Model mentioned and not necessarily recommended retailers.

    New Marples Blue Chip  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Irwin-Marples-M444-Bevel-Chisel/dp/B0000224EU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353537314&sr=8-1

    Stanley 5002  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-5002-Bevel-Chisel-STA016129/dp/B0058NT5WS/ref=sr_1_4?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1353537458&sr=1-4

    Faithfull  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfull-Bevel-Chisel-Wooden-Piece/dp/B0001IWODC/ref=sr_1_1?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1353537576&sr=1-1

    Marples Splitproof  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marples-M373-Splitof-Bevel-Chisel/dp/B0001GS17W/ref=sr_1_1?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1353537707&sr=1-1

     

    All of the above are good chisels, although Marples Blue Chip and Stanley 5002 do not equal the quality of their older counterparts.  My current everyday users are Marples splitproof chisels, primarily due to the nature of the grip and how they fit my arthritic hands.  I’ll be looking at re-handling my user planes sometime in the near future due to the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis and in the hope I can continue woodworking for as long as possible. 🙂

     

    #3716

    A month ago I bought some chisels on E-Bay, old Marples, little rust, some chips, but that is ok for the price that I paid. I bought a little history, hopes and dreams, those dreams of people who used to be proud of what they’re doing. Well, enough sadness.. I just did some work on them, I learned how to do it from Paul, from his book and DVD.

    Thanks Paul, a have a lot of fun with restoring and sharpening. This was my first attempt of free hand sharpening. I can shave my hand, slice  paper, I can!

    Thanks again Paul! May be one day I will meet you in person )

    With all respect,

    Serhiy

    Toronto, Canada

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    And next one is the backs of the chisels, they are amazing ))

    Toronto, Canada

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