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Old 03-11-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
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Who Makes The Best Chisel To Carry In Your Bags?


I've always carried 3/4" Marples that were made in England, I think they were bought out by irwin and not sure if they are the same quality. I carry two, one old beater and a nice sharp one.
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Re: Who Makes The Best Chisel To Carry In Your Bags?


What are you chiseling?

I like Armstrong cold, caping, and notching chisels, I like Mephisto all steel rough wood chisels, and I prefer Hilti for motor driven demolition chisels.

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I have a Stanley I've used for years and keep it sharp on the grinder. And a few that are all steel and super old with no name. I still remember watching norm abrahm showing how to keep them sharp on pbs television
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What are you chiseling?

I like Armstrong cold, caping, and notching chisels, I like Mephisto all steel rough wood chisels, and I prefer Hilti for motor driven demolition chisels.
I'm a carpenter, wood and/or composite.
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I have a Marples made in Sheffield England that is getting pretty small. I've had it for years. Just found one on eBay.
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If I'm framing, I just keep a cheap 3/4" Husky in the bags. I know a lot of guys who don't carry one for framing, and I certainly never used to. That being said, ever since I started, I find myself utilizing it at least a couple times a day (makes it worthwhile to carry). I use a cheap one so I can abuse it and know replacing it isn't a huge deal. Generally does not need to be kept razor sharp for anything on a framing site.

I have higher quality ones that I'll use for work that requires them. They're always kept razor sharp.
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I haven't been keeping one but they do come in handy and I keep some with my Veto bag. The ones that get the most use so far, however, is that 3 pack or whatever size it is of Dewalt demo chisels. They've come sharp enough to shave hair off my arm and have stayed sharp for awhile. And they're made for demo so I don't feel bad about beating em.
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If I'm framing, I just keep a cheap 3/4" Husky in the bags. I know a lot of guys who don't carry one for framing, and I certainly never used to. That being said, ever since I started, I find myself utilizing it at least a couple times a day (makes it worthwhile to carry). I use a cheap one so I can abuse it and know replacing it isn't a huge deal. Generally does not need to be kept razor sharp for anything on a framing site.

I have higher quality ones that I'll use for work that requires them. They're always kept razor sharp.
Yeah, I used to carry a beater when I was framing, now that I'm doing a lot of exterior finish I carry both.
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I've got a set of the English made Marples out in the garage somewhere.
I usually keep 3 old Stanleys , 2 - 1", and 1 - 3/4" in my bag. I keep them sharp on a diamond 2x6 stone. If they get banged up on the job, I hit 'em with my belt sander, and a few quick strokes on the diamond stone, and I'm back in business with minimum down time. I'm not building fine furniture, I'm trimming houses, so as long as they are sharp, that works for me.
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If I'm framing, I just keep a cheap 3/4" Husky in the bags. I know a lot of guys who don't carry one for framing, and I certainly never used to. That being said, ever since I started, I find myself utilizing it at least a couple times a day (makes it worthwhile to carry). I use a cheap one so I can abuse it and know replacing it isn't a huge deal. Generally does not need to be kept razor sharp for anything on a framing site.

I have higher quality ones that I'll use for work that requires them. They're always kept razor sharp.
The only chisel I use for framing is my worm drive. To make a mortice or lap joint, just make a few kerf cuts and knock it out with my hammer...
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The best marples are the old shefield steel ones, i think their made in china since irwin bought them out.
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Btw I carry a stanley in my bags,I keep a set of bahcos for doing locksets
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I have an old black handled Stanley and a Dewalt demo chisel for rough work and framing. I carry 3/4 inch Bucks for general use and a set of 3 Irwin for lock sets, though those are getting beat up. I will probably put together a set of good chisels for detail work.

Started carrying chisels when I was working on log homes. Lots of chiseling in those.
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everyone should check out the PM-v11 steel from Lee Valley. One chisel is about $75 so I wouldn't carry them around but the steel is supposed to stay sharp but be soft enough to quickly sharpen.

I don't have any yet, just fantasize about them ( and a tormek ).
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I carry one of these - works pretty well



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I've been thinking about getting one of those Fastcap folding chisels just for keeping in my bags.
Nice to know that even if it slips out (Occy Builders Vest.....up high, have to careful when leaning over), you don't have to worry about a gouge.

http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Poc...sel-3p2470.htm

I hate going in to my chisel roll for a quick tune up, but I'm not sure they could take the abuse.
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I carry one of these - works pretty well



http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...d=0CB0QMygAMAA

You beat me to it....

Never saw the FatMax version.
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I get my good chisels out if I know I need a chisel but the fatmax is handy in the tool belt for those odd jobs
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I like the dewalt side strike for rough work. Marples are kept in a case with caps, sharpened on my tormek and are strictly for finish work.
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I've got a couple marples that stay in my bag. They are newer ones. They hold an edge well enough for general use. I keep a set up Stanley sweetheart chisels in a tstakk drawer unit that are razor sharp for finer work.

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