English pattern mortising chisels

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Review by ShannonRogers posted 01-18-2010 10:23 PM 4091 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received a 1/4 and 3/8” of these chisels for Christmas and it is a revelation on mortising. These are fantastic additions to my tool chest and I may just walk away from power mortising for good because of them. Read my full review of features on my blog here.

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 11:32 PM

I have the 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 sizes. I agree with you, these chisels are sweet. I am still amazed how fast I can hand cut a mortise with one of these babies.

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 04:41 AM

these look fantastic. and I agree- anything from Tools from Working wood is good quality.

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 07:33 PM

Thanks for the review, interesting chisels.

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#4 posted 12-01-2010 02:19 PM

I’m with you Shannon. I own the same pair and love them. I’ve never owned a tool before where the instructions include the phrase, “strike as hard as you can with a mallet.”

The handle on my first 3/8” one broke within a few days of receiving it, but Tools for Working Wood replaced it immediately – even before I had returned the broken one! How’s that for service?

I have indeed, by and large, given up machine mortising. The speed of these chisels is amazing. The old folks really knew what they were doing.

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#5 posted 12-01-2010 03:39 PM

Those are beautiful mortising chisels. Thanks for the review.

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