Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: wooden threaded cylinders

Warren in Lancaster, PA
In the Sheffield list (19th century) a 2 1/2 inch bench screw cost about five times as much as a 1 inch cast steel chisel with real bolster and fine tang.

Paul Peters, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, makes 2 1/2 inch bench screws for $155. I guess that is a lot compared to a Chinese chisel, but not a lot compared to what chisels a lot of guys on this forum are buying.

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