Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Ruffnek, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Ruffnek

    Ruffnek New Member

    Whats your preferrred brand of and chisel?
  2. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

  3. Ruffnek

    Ruffnek New Member

    cheers mate!
  4. limestone cowboy

    limestone cowboy New Member

    I've had these for years:
    and have been very pleased with them.

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  5. Duke

    Duke New Member

    Big all, how does the quality of the blade compare to the slightly cheaper Marples chisels, like the £25 for 4 type sets?

    The reason I ask is I've never had any of my handles split, but the quality of the blade has never been great. I'm not sure if these chisels at £45 are actually better, or if it's just the handles.

    I was budgeting about £100 per 4 if anyone has any other suggestions?
  6. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    to be honest i dont know duke as i have never used the cheaper version but i would assume lower quality steel
    but as i say i dont know

    you could try there wed site and ask them!!!!!!

    big all
  7. mj

    mj Guest

    The red & yellow marples/irwin chisels are very good, i've had mine since 1981. The 1" & 1 1/4" have worn out & been replaced. Never split a handle yet & they get some abuse with a claw hammer. The blades hold a good edge if you look after them & don't overheat them when grinding.
  8. mj

    mj Guest


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  9. problem

    problem New Member

    Red and Yellow Marples over here as well, excellent quality and you get the replacment if you ** the handle.

    Also if you've not already, get yourself a decent sharpening station.


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  10. Duke

    Duke New Member

    Right, I'll give them a try them. £50-£60 seems going rate for the 6 piece set, so I'll budget the rest on a decent sharpening kit. My diamond wet-stone has seen better days.

  11. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    im still using some marples blue chip firmers, remember them,but still hold a razor edge!

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