Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Marples chisels: trying again

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Bill

I have a small set of the bench chisels, plus a larger number of gouges. I admit that I am a sucker for the boxwood handles. I love the looks.

The bench chisels I have are light and wonderful in the hand. The edges do not last long, and one must be prepared to hone frequently. No chipping, just dulling. Definitely not a chisel for chopping (mine at least).

Regards from Perth

Derek

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