Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
it could be deeper...

David Weaver
...or they may have forgotten to install the chisel inside the chisel.

I don't know how much was ground off of my chisels because they were used to do a bathroom and kitchen remodel (to scrape grout, etc). A lot got worn off of them.

Rehardening would probably solve it, i'd bet the issue was hardening and not stock quality (which could be low, too, but not to cause something like that). The buck brothers video on how its made shows a pretty slick system for hardening and tempering, but it's easy to see that if it went too fast, or the water wasn't running right, etc, that a huge number of crappy chisels could be made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fAIdYZYU20

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