Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Carpentry, Cabinetry and Interior Woodworking
Reload this Page >

Which type of chisels (for wood) would be ideal for a newbie

Which type of chisels (for wood) would be ideal for a newbie

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-29-16, 06:58 PM
V
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 164
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Which type of chisels (for wood) would be ideal for a newbie

Hello would anyone comment on the best type of chisels for a newbie ? I want to know which type of handle would be best wood plastic or metal ? I understand that beveled chisels are good maybe better than the non bevel types.

All comments are welcome
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-29-16, 07:00 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,024
Received 677 Votes on 626 Posts
For a newbie? A cheap one. (Unless you pride yourself on getting nice tools... then get Garrett Wade).

Some cheap-o plastic handle chisels have a metal end... those are kind of nice. You tap lightly on a chisel, it's not like a log splitting maul... so even the plastic ones are fine. (Like Irwin/Marples).
 
  #3  
Old 06-29-16, 07:44 PM
C
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,138
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
For general home improvement and basic woodworking, it's hard to beat the Stanley 4 piece set sold at the big box stores. They are durable and decent quality.

Like every chisel everywhere, they come sharpened but not honed. They will be usably sharp but their performance can be improved with careful honing. Which is a subject all it's own.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: