You do not state the type of chisel - paring, mortise, firmer, etc.I'm looking for a set of chisels that has them from 1/8" to 1" I can't find a full set anywhere and I would like them to be as cheap as possible if you know where I can get them let me know thanks
+1 on vintage. Sets are over rated my odd assortment allows me to know which chisel that I pick up by feel, no two are alike.I find that rather incredulous.
The Narex are good chisels for the $. I've grown more fond of vintage but it's more difficult to find a SET for cheap.
The best place for finding "vintage" chisels are flea markets and garage/yard sales. You may luck out with a "set", but individually are usually less than $5 each.The Narex are good chisels for the $. I've grown more fond of vintage but it's more difficult to find a SET for cheap.
I understand. Maybe the better ones stay sharp longer. I did the same as you to get an 1/8". Fot that one, I bought new from a big box.Personally I can't tell that much difference between some of the high dollar carving chisels I have and harbor freight chisels. Once sharpened all work well. For a 1/8" chisel I just ground the width of a 1/4" chisel on my bench grinder.
[...] sharp enough to shave with out of the package[...]
I find that rather incredulous.
I believe you misunderstood my reply there. I was saying I was extremely doubtful they are sharp.Tell me about it....I cut myself unpacking them. Stupid clamshell packages.
That very well could be.......and maybe if I was using them 8 hours a day it would be worth ones I needed to sharpen less.......but I don't.....and...if the craftsman ones get too dull I just exchange them...lol
My thumbs down gesture was in reference to you exchanging them when they are "dull". Aside from that being unethical (johnray anyone?), it validates that the chisels aren't sharp. You should learn to sharpen, sharp is a relative term but rough ground lacquer dipped chisels straight out of the package are about the furthest thing from sharp possible... More like an angled piece of steel.Yes?
My thumbs down gesture was in reference to you exchanging them when they are "dull". Aside from that being unethical (johnray anyone?),