I have too many turning chisels. They are too addicting....
Like most that have been turning for a while, I have a real assortment
of tools. I have Ashley Isles, Crown, Sorby, and a few others.
However, I have purchased a few of the Benjamin's best from PSI and
like them a lot. They don't break the bank, and they seem to be a
good quality steel.
In fact they are cheap enough for me to grind them exactly the way I
want without shedding tears if I want to grind off the profile and
start again. Their bigger chisels need to be rehandled (the 5/8" bowl
gouge has the same handle as their 3/8" bowl gouge, spindle gouge and
a host of others), but the smaller ones are just right for my use.
I am with Ron all the way too, on his idea of not buying a big set,
and certainly not an expensive one. If you are starting out or just
getting serious, you will probably fall into the same hole most of us
have. You will buy a lot of chisels over the years, but then in the
end only use just a very few.
But finding those few....
Go PSI. They stand behind their products.