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Review by reggle posted 04-05-2012 04:04 PM 6397 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Great value chisel set.Any woodworker will laugh at the state of sharpness of these. The packaging states
`Sharpened & ready to use but a bit of sharpening on the oilstone got them to a razer egde.

Product Description

Marples Ms500 Soft Touch B/E Chisel Set 5

Metal striking cap allows use with a hammer, prolongs the life of the handle and prevents mushrooming.

The soft touch handles are oil and water resistant to prevent slippage and to give improved comfort even during prolonged use. The handle design also reduces vibrations and reduces hand fatigue.

One piece blade forging gives added strength and durability.

Special tool steel ensures a much sharper cutting edge for quicker and easier operation.

A special hardening process gives the blade a longer lasting edge – less time spent re-sharpening.

The blade is hardened to the last inch giving more working chisel for your money.

Contains: 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4 and 1in.

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 05:50 PM

Strange but I could swear that I see six chisel’s in that 5 piece set.

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 05:56 PM

Yep, I counted six also. ?

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 08:16 PM

Smoke and mirrors???

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 08:19 PM

forgot to say i bought one separate

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 01:44 AM

Just curious, but do some of your points come directly from the package?

Sorry, but – “Special tool steel ensures a much sharper cutting edge for quicker and easier operation.”
Sounds like marketing hype to me.
Sharp is sharp, “special” tool steel does not make it sharper.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 09:58 PM

these are good chisels….i teach at a local college and i placed a order for several sets….about 50…lol
they are good and they take a lot of abuse from the students….some of them have uneven milling on the back which makes flattening a long long process…..they can be sharpened to a high level and do hold thier adge…we have had a few that have lost a corner…hit a hard knot and shattered….
the only thing we have found is the hand seems to settle for comfort high up the handle and if your not carfull….malllet vrs web between thumb and index….ouch…..
good for starting out and worth the money

-- jjempson

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#7 posted 04-02-2014 03:36 AM

The problem with the new Marples is that they are now made in China not in England like used to be. I have a couple of the “old” Marples Blue Chip and they are really good dependable chisels. This made in China crap(I also don’t care under whose specs they follow) is still chinese garbage. Having said that, Irwin over the past few years has been buying out a lot of manufactures that used to make quality products. They now put their yellow and blue colors on it and think they can pass it of as a genuine product. Offshore junk. Does anybody know if Marples still makes their highend chisels?.

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