narex chisels whats the difference highland woodworker or lee valley

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Forum topic by robdem posted 01-04-2013 01:21 AM 2114 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2013 01:21 AM

Need some help with trying to figure out the difference between the narex chisel sold by highland woodworker and the ones sold by lee valley. The price is different but what about quality. Thanks for help Rob

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#1 posted 01-04-2013 01:56 AM

I think the ones sold by LV are imperial sized, not metric.

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 01:59 AM

What Live4ever said, plus the LV ones have stained beech handles, but the highland ones have unstained beech handles.

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 04:41 PM

I have the unstained bench chisels in metric sizes from Highland Woodworking and a pair of the stained handle skew chisels from Lee Valley. The quality is exactly the same. The only differences are the handle color and the fact that the skew chisels are imperial (1/2”).

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