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graduate_owner

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Hi all,
I recently took advantage of Rutland's special offer, and bought a mortising machine for £175 including carriage. Now I am looking for some decent chisels. Axminster sell Japanese ones for around £50, but I have seen Record ones for around £20. I don't want to buy rubbish and I know spending a fiver on one would be a waste of money. So I was wondering if anyone has any experience of the Record ones, or should I go for the Axminster ones?

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You can't get much better than the Harima NH Chisels (the same ones Axminster stock), but they are pricey and probably not worth the spend on a low quality machine: https://www.scosarg.com/tooling/mortiser-tools/chisels-bits

You're probably best getting a cheap set of a 6mm, 10mm, and 12mm or 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" Japanese pattern chisels or keeping a keen eye on eBay listings as good quality Clico, Ridgway and Harima chisels go for pence quite often as they're badly listed.
 

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Just be careful you get the right shank size, the better quality chisels often have a bigger shank to fit professional machines.
 

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Workshop Heaven do narex mortise chisels which many find a good blend of quality and value for money
 

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Thanks guys.
I had an email from Rutland this morning advertising 4 chisels for £30. Has anyone tried these? Could be too cheap?
I think I will start another thread asking about these.

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