Returned to Home Depot as unusable: 25 degree honed edge literally bent
on heartpine lock face mortises.
Went back to Stanley's best.
Pleased to gain knowledge of any better chisels with a steel endcap.
Doors - Locks - Weatherstripping
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check my thread earlier this year on Marples chisels! :)
HINT: I said they sucked! The edge crumpled right away. Of
course the idiots that frequent the Wreck immediately
assumed that I had abused the chisel...sigh. Funny thing is
Sears chisels have held up fine. In fact I bought two
different sets and have tried them all. I also have a Sears
chisel from the 70's and it holds an edge just fine.
Wm Jones wrote:
I recently started a thread about tools I was missing to build furniture.
Someone mentioned chisels. In the cobwebs of my mind I remembered a set of
Craftsman chisels I received in 1973. I dug in the older toolbox and
unearthed them. With a couple of sheets of sandpaper and a piece of glass,
I gave two of them a crude sharpening job. Hey! these things actually work
very well after sharpening. Maybe they were manufactured before the P got
added to the Craftsman name.
To Wm Jones: be forewarned, it's not a pretty sight.
BAD, you might consider observing how this thread runs. How folks respond
to the OP, etc. Compare to what happened in the earlier thread. Compare
his original post to yours. Etc.
JIm, I wasn't implying everyone here is an idiot! What I
meant was that folks who automatically assume I must have
used the chisels incorrectly are the bad element here who
always figure ANY issue I report on tools is MY fault.
Did that clarify?
Jim Wilson wrote:
I thought I was doing something wrong, when I busted chips out of my marples
chisels. Thought the wood was too tough or I was taking too big of a chunk
at a time. Nice to know my chisels just sucked.
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