Hand Tools

Subject:
Here's what I can't understand

eliot
I just watched a Lee Nelson video of one of their people sharpening one of their brand new chisels. The man had no problem admitting that the tool need some work, and he went through the usual sharpening steps using stones, in this case flattening and getting the back beautifully polished followed by resharpening the bevel and setting a fine secondary bevel. (He even used some sandpaper!) What I don't get in this age of "How it's Made" factory refinement, with all kinds of sophisticated equipment, lasers, digitally-controlled stuff, etc. , why a venerable company can't perfect a chisel perfect so it's just right out of the box. I'm asking about fine fairly expensive stuff. What's the real story?

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