Hi I am rather new to wood working and saw a few chisels by the name
of footprint UK, carl schlieper wood chisel, marple and a sorby
They are all UK made except for the carl schlieper which is german.
Anyone got experience with these? Do they hold an edge well? whats the
price range? the seller wants 7 usd each. is it worth the money? they
are all wooden handled.
Marple chisels are very good. but Eskilstuna are really excelent ( look for
2nd hand as Berg is not producing any more) , cheap chisels are a big waste
Footprint tools have a good name but are not top of the line.
= excelent Dutch woodworking tools)
I think there is some consensus that you should buy the tools for your
projects as you go along. IMHO, the would seem to especially apply to wood
chisels; however, just like in anything else, the answer usually "depends"
(on other factors). Like, for example, wow much space is available, how
much money is available, what projects you have in mind, how much one's
spouse likes wood chisels, etc... ;) How much have you budgeted for tools
to sharpen your wood chisels (this is not a laughable concern)?
I have limited space, money is indeed a consideration. My wife is
great and does not mind tools. I am in need because my mum burnt my
japanese chisel when she needed to pierce a hole. its now too
soft,will keep it until i can find someone to reharden it.
For sharpening, I have a belt sander,bench grinder, a couple water
stones from coarse sic to about 4000 powder stone and leather strops.
I am guessing sharpening wont be an issue but I could maybe do with a
I found a seller who has this cache of chisels that he sells
occasionally at a flea market, I hear that UK made chisels are good
but i am not sure what brands to go for.
Its was to make a drainage hole in a plastic tray thats used to store
dishes after washing so that the water would not stagnate. she asked
me to make a drainage hole but I delayed a little, She decided to make
one herself and my hand tools were just stored just under the sink
cabinet. I was telling her she should use a drill instead. I had 2 18v
cordless about 30 feet away and had a few hiltis makitas bosch
hitachi in the store and she had to use my chisel. i wished it was a
screwdriver that was burnt..
anyway its tempered too soft now. to think of it, I had a hand drill
and hand auger under the sink...
i guess its my fault.... shouldnt have delayed make the small drainage
Thats why i needed some chisels, and the tools seller probably owned a
shop that has closed down. plenty of old stuff but i have no idea
whats good.will be going there soon and will appreciate all info and
suitable price to pay for it.
I have 3 china made chisel that are a little on the soft side would
anyone need a mortising chisel when assembling a set?
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