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Anonymous10 November 2012 at 11:51 am #3096
I have been offered a set of these chisels at a good price. I was wondering if any of you guys had used them, and how you found them in use.
I was given a set as a thank-you gift for work at a woodworking show. Short answer – they are good chisels.
The steel is no O1 or A2 but rather one of the knifemaker’s “silversteel” types. It sharpens similar to A2 and seems to hold and edge well but my set at least prefers to be sharpened at a slightly steeper angle than 25 to 30 degrees. And being a harder steel than O1, it takes a bit more work at the stones and strop.
The backs came quite flat but as with most new chisels, they needed a touch up.
The handle shape is comfortable but for me a bit short and sharp at the end. So if you are going to be using the palm of your hand to punch them along, it may feel a bit uncomfortable.
The sides bevel down reasonably thin but I’ve seen others that are thinner (LN, Two Cherries for example). But noticeably thinner than many of the chisel shaped objects available for less money.
I don’t think I would have bought them for myself but they are nice and I do enjoy using them.Anonymous10 November 2012 at 2:07 pm #3100
Wow that covers everything I need to know, nice job buddy. I’m going to take them, they should be ok for everyday use.
I have a set of Ashley Iles dovetail chisels, so I should be good to go.
KenAnonymous16 November 2012 at 12:03 am #3289
Received my chisels today, wow super sharp and ready to go straight out the box. I’m happy with them 🙂Anonymous16 November 2012 at 8:34 am #3294
Great guns Ken, they’re lovely chisels. 🙂 I sense your tool box/storage set up may need increasing in the not too distant future my friend 😉Anonymous16 November 2012 at 10:39 am #3302
Hi Gary, yes you could be right buddy. HaHa. Nice though 😉Anonymous16 November 2012 at 10:53 am #3304
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