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

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


Old 06-29-16, 06:58 PM
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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.

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Old 06-29-16, 07:00 PM
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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).
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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.
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