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Kelly

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04-07-2021 06:27 PM

Just ordered four Richtor Narax chisels.

My collection is all over the board, compliments of garage sales. Most have been around long enough I have no clue what the handles once said.

I figured I’d thin the heard. Accordingly, I started running them to get an idea. One that still had writing on it, so I ran it first. The results were snortworthty. Of course, whether then guy sells it for what he says it’s worth will be seen.

Mine is a 1-1/2” and this $90.00 wonder is 1”.

Anyway, any guesses as to the other brands?


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#1 posted 04-07-2021 06:51 PM

i think he added a zero by mistake perhaps ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-07-2021 07:04 PM

Damnit. I was rich, until you came along.

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#3 posted 04-07-2021 07:08 PM

Its only got 1 line through the sign so pretty sure thats pesos.

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#4 posted 04-07-2021 07:09 PM



Damnit. I was rich, until you came along.

- Kelly


lol hey you can ask whatever ya want,now gettin is another thing.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 04-07-2021 07:13 PM

not sure id get rid of the old ones though i use my cheap crappy ones for stuff that would possibly ruin a good edge.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 04-07-2021 07:22 PM

In the for sale post, several, like the Hirstins and such are cut out of the photo, as is the sharpener and the handle-less chisels I made for use on jobs site projects.

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#7 posted 04-08-2021 01:06 AM

That $90.00 one looks like a decent $5 glue scraper or utility carpenter chisel to me. :)

-- Darrel

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#8 posted 04-08-2021 01:39 AM

Yep, Darrel.

Meanwhile, wandered back out to the shop and found FedEx had dropped the Narex Richtors in front of the shop.

Straight out of the box they shine and are sharp. They shave end grain nicely. Any work to bring them up to snuff will be minimal, angle changes aside.

I figure they have about a 25 degree angle. If I want them at 30, it will take some work. I like their feel.

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#9 posted 04-08-2021 02:20 AM



not sure id get rid of the old ones though i use my cheap crappy ones for stuff that would possibly ruin a good edge.

- pottz

I love my Narex chisels. I have several chisels just like the plastic handled ones you have pictured.
And I agree with Pottz. All sorts of uses for them. Glue scrapers and such.
And my plastic handle chisels are all yard sale finds at a .25-.50 each.
At $90. I think the decimal is in the wrong spot. lol.

-- John

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#10 posted 04-08-2021 01:55 PM

The easiest way to figure out what the honest eBay value of your item is is to search on Completed Auctions and see what they actually have sold for…

I have a weird collection of chisels myself. Everything from an old Fulton, some 20 year old Buck Brothers and Marples, to the mixed set of used Japanese chisels my wife bought me for Christmas a couple years ago that I use every day.

Good luck finding the right ones for you!

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#11 posted 04-08-2021 05:43 PM

I like the ones with a flattened edge, and several different colors of paint on em. Got any of those???

Just kidding, I have a collection of them already :-)

Seems like every box of chisels I have ever scored at auctions, have a few of them at the bottom.

My tongue in cheek answer to any noob asking if this is a good chisel, I say you ought to ask an auction picker, they always seem to keep the nice ones on top of the box…....

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 04-08-2021 07:39 PM

TheRealStevenN, you gotta drag some of them across the concrete floor a bit, or they damage the paint cans when you use these chisels to open the can.

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#13 posted 04-08-2021 07:57 PM



TheRealStevenN, you gotta drag some of them across the concrete floor a bit, or they damage the paint cans when you use these chisels to open the can.

- Kelly

You should see the chisel I use to remove thinset with after knocking tiles loose.

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