Wed, Oct 25, 2006, 10:06pm (EDT+4) email@example.com (Vic Baron)
I've bought several HF tools all with very good luck EXCEPT on
items with a blade of some sort. Chisels wouldn't hold their edge etc.
Have no experience with these planes BUT from past experience with
cutting tools - I'd pass.
I've got various chisels from HF, and I'm satisfied with them. I
will admit they're not top of the line. However (there's ALWAYS a
however), I don't use them often, and when I do, I don't use them long.
For what I use them for, I'm well satisfied, and don't mind sharpening
them more often than I would with higher quality chisels, it's not an
inconvenience. for me, more part of the enjoyment If I needed chisels
for part of my livelyhood I'd have top quality for use, and the HF
chisels would be used as prybas or something. Or, if I used chisels
more often, I'd probably get better chiesls. But, I don't do either, so
these do the job for me.
It's not hard, if you get your mind right.
- Granny Weatherwax