Part of the enjoyment is doing minimal work on a second hand tool but getting it to work well after. If you're really valuing your time at £50 per hour, in your case I would only ever buy new tools. Steer clear of crapminster stuff aswell as they are well known for letting the customers do the quality control. Any chisel you have will need grinding the more it gets used. I'd expect to grind any second hand chisel just as a matter of course. Probably best to pass the chisels on to someone who appreciates them imho. I imagine there might be several furniture makers who would be willing to work for less than £50 per hour so save yourself the trouble ?? Unless of course you might get a little pleasure from doing something for yourself......SMALMALEKI":1uf3ljih said:I have now received the Stanley chisels. Not really impressive. Steel feels okay but seems they were used as a screwdriver and can opener.
Back bevel ?!!
Secondary bevel skewed !!!
Chipped edge and corners !!!
If you can't use it as a pry bar, or a pin hammer, it ain't a real chisel! :lol:Trevanion":szt4oo7x said:I bought a chisel new from Ashley Iles with a massively unsquare edge, which goes to show even the "premium" manufacturers get it wrong. I've got a few chisels, the ones I use are sharp and very usable, the ones I don't are in a drawer and are in all manners of condition. Just because we "know how to work the tools" doesn't mean we have time to work on every tool in the workshop! With very little work (10 minutes on each chisel tops) you will have an excellent set of chisels for £20 and a little bit of your time. You should see the chisels I have to sharpen when they come back from site work, shocking! :shock:
I'd also like to extend the same offer as Marcros, If you ain't happy I'll buy them off you :lol:
Now that there are three generous offer on the table I would like to think for a minute before responding.Bm101":1qscy79h said:It's getting like that TV show Dragon's Den.
I am also interested in your chisels and I'd like to undercut the other Dragons by 25% and offer you £15 for all four chisels. A substantial improvement on their offers I'm sure you will agree.
Failing that I would also be willing to give you one third of the money for 33.3 percent of the four chisels with Marcros and Trevanion. With my experience in revolutionary methods of sharpening (the belt goes round and round) I can offer a substantial amount of sharpening experience to the proposition.