Professional-grade set of 4 bevel edge woodworking chisels
Longer blades and handles create more leverage
Made from durable solid-forged high-carbon steel
Designed for hand or mallet work
Full lifetime warranty
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Are these the world's best chisels? In a word, "No." But at this price they may be the world's best chisel value -- at least six stars out of five. I own chisels that cost two-and-a-half times as much for ONE TOOL as this set of four. And there are true advantages to the Blue Chips, such as: 1) The handles are indestructible. You can bash away at them with the biggest mallet you can muster, or even a steel hammer. 2) Handles are NOT round. These tools never roll off my bench directly onto my edge-chipping concrete floor like some chisels that shall remain nameless. 3) They should last, basically, forever (meaning beyond my lifetime), because they're hardened virtually all the way up to the shank The edges can get shaving sharp, so watch it -- they cut meat, too! I sunk the 3/4" over an inch deep into my left hand (doh!). However, the edge doesn't last as long as some pricier brands. Also, the backs are far from perfectly flat, and take some time to properly...
...I got four excellent chisels. They were ground sharp enough to use, but need to be sharpened on a stone for a really good edge. Haven't had them long enough to judge durability, but they look like they'll hold an edge. There are plastic covers for the tips to protect them. They have a nice balance, and should be adequate for my amateur woodworking skills. When my abilities exceed their capabilities, I'll move up to a better (and more expensive) set. On the down side, the chisels were coated with a sticky preservative that needed to be removed (no big deal). And the edges of the tapers still had a burr from being ground. A few strokes with a stone removed them. On the whole, an excellent value for a set of decent chisels.
I bought my Marples chisel set after reading how well they performed against far more expensive chisels in a Fine Woodworking review well over a decade ago. I still have the chisels, and they still hold an edge beautifully. This is an excellent set for the beginning cabinetmaker that's still good enough for the expert. If you're looking for cheap chisels you can hit with a hammer and pry open paint cans with, buy the cheap Stanleys. But if you're looking for precision tools that can last a lifetime, you won't find a better bargain.
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