Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Well Mike, if I may, I own a set of Narex chisels from several spots, but Highland Woodworking sells a 6 box set for about $60. They are a good starter set. A lot of schools provide cheap chisels to students for a couple of reasons; cost, low edge retention to improve sharpening skills, and if they damage them they are cheap. The Narex do hold an edge well and have been reviewed very well in magazines and websites. I really like using them. They are my first set too so I don't know what I am missing so I don't miss it. But I would maybe pick up a nice set like that and learn to sharpen and chisel use and slowly build an expensive chisel collection later. Just my opinion.