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Old 03-12-2015, 07:08 AM   #21
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Marples are my favorite. I bought a couple sets of nos a few year ago off eBay all England made. Lately I started using the fastcap folding chisels. The steels not as good as the marples but it's nice not worrying about dropping them
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:23 AM   #22
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Anything that has a sharpened edge you can bet Japan does it best.
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For Framming just a cheap 1.5" chisel.
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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
I moved away from a grinder and to a table top belt/disc sander to sharpen my chisels.
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Get the bahco, small and has edge one long side also which you can strike. Great for carrying in your bags. Even come with a plastic sheath that works good in the front inside leather loop of occi's.
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get the bahco, small and has edge one long side also which you can strike. Great for carrying in your bags. Even come with a plastic sheath that works good in the front inside leather loop of occi's.

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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 ).
Duburban, they're a nice chisel and can slice across a grain well, but certainly geared toward cabinetmakers/fine woodworking - nothing but wooden mallet strikes for them.

Speaking of Lee Valley, however, I've got the set of all steel carpenter chisels they sell (approx. $75 for four) - made in France (of all places), and the edges seem to stand up nicely to the occasional nail/screw buried in the wood.

For finer stuff, I've got the Hirsch Firmer set (also Lee Valley). No complaints, but they take a hell of a lot of breaking in (they come finely buffed and shiny which seems to knock the trueness on the back face - takes quite a bit of honing and truing on the wet stone to get them precise/not prone to travelling), but a lovely chisel once that's taken care of
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Anything that has a sharpened edge you can bet Japan does it best.

Sometimes... I'll be honest. I bought a real nice Shun chef's knife a few years back- and I could slice onion and tomatoes thin enough you could see the grain of the cutting board through it, but it had such an insane angle I wasn't about to learn about sharpening it. Got a 2-3x as heavy German style chef's knife and I can do the same damned thing- and sharpen it 10x easier.

(But hey- I'm using A Makita impact from there and not a German green koolaid one so I pick my battles).

Aren't the Dewalt demos made in England or something?
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Anything that has a sharpened edge you can bet Japan does it best.
Maybe sharp, but Japanese cruddy soft metal doesn't hold an edge long.
All my kitchen knives are Henckels and Wusthof.
German and Swedish is were it's at!
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Maybe sharp, but Japanese cruddy soft metal doesn't hold an edge long.
All my kitchen knives are Henckels and Wusthof.
German and Swedish is were it's at!
German knives are a joke compared to Japanese.
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German knives are a joke compared to Japanese.


Sarcasm eh?
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Inner, I'll blow you if you can identify the taste difference between a tomato cut with a German vs. Japanese knife.

I carry what's left of a 1" Stanley in my bags most days. The rest of them stay in the roll in the truck. They're Made in England and they're sharp enough to get me paid.
Someday after I've won the lottery and for some reason decided to keep installing base trim, I'll spring for the set of Hattori Hanzo chisels.
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Inner, I'll blow you if you can identify the taste difference between a tomato cut with a German vs. Japanese knife.

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I've got a Barr 1 1/2 and a slick I use for timber framing. Holds the best edge I've come across. In my finishing kit I use a Chestnut tools chisel that has the blade on the front and one edge. Reasonably priced and seems decent steel. Takes a bit to get it into useful shape. I keep it sharp with a whet stone.
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I don't keep mine very sharp. 200 grit rough then 700 grit diamond hone.
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I use the worksharp 3000. So eazy and makes them so sharp.
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I don't keep mine very sharp. 200 grit rough then 700 grit diamond hone.
I use one of these. Far from 700 grit hone but good enough for what I do.
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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.

I have to of these dewalts. One in tool belt and one in tool bag. Sharpen them on my worksharp3000 and they work real well.

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