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Hi all

Anyone know of a website (UK) that sells new Sorby chisels? I am feeling that I just have to buy some and throw the Record Marples rubbish away.

Thanks for any links

Tony
 

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Tony,

Are you sure...? So many lovely chisels out there to choose from, and you want to upgrade to one's that have the edge-holding ability of cheese? :?

Oh well, you're the boss. I know http://www.toolpost.co.uk has them, but their carriage charges have been a problem with buying from them in the past, fwiw.

Cheers, Alf
 
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Hi Alf

I know that Sorby's seem to have a poor reputation on this forum but I don't really know of any high quality modern chisels - I don't want to get old ones.

I don't want cheese :( I want Englsih style chisels with the edge holding of my Japanese chisels. My Marples are so very rubbish !!! I would really like flat backs from the box too if possible :?

Any advice will be gratefully received.

How about 2 cherries? I have seen them for sale in Germany at a site I used to purchase my watersone and Japanese saws. What do you think of them?
 

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Tony,
What have you got against old ones? (My best chisels - albeit cabinetmakers' chisels , rather than turners'- are 110 years old!)
 

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You could try the Ashley Iles chisels.....I nearly have a full set and they are the business......sharp and flat right out of the box! They hold their edge quite a while too........can't go wrong for the price.

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/...roduct_Code=IL-100-10.XX&Category_Code=TXQ1-2

This like is just to give you some info on them.....you'd have to contact Ashley Iles direct to order some. Prices range from around £8 to £20.

Ray Iles has a very good set of chisels too.....but then again he should as its his brother who makes them!! ;-) These a little more expensive because they come with octagonal handles which more traditional.
 
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waterhead37":pggkhkxm said:
Tony,
What have you got against old ones? (My best chisels - albeit cabinetmakers' chisels , rather than turners'- are 110 years old!)
I have nothing particularly against old tools and to be honest don't know why I want new ones :? I don't understand it either, I just know that I don't want old chisels!!!
 

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Tony,

I do sort of understand why you mightn't want old ones; it can be a little hit and miss if you don't know what to look for. For new, like Simon says (Anyone for a game, btw? :wink: ) the Ashley Iles are getting rave reviews. Purely a matter of taste as to which handles you go for. Personally I shall continue to stick it out for the L-Ns :wink: The fact that they'll probably arrive on sale after I'm dead is neither here nor there... :?

Cheers, Alf
 

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I have three Sorby chisels - I'm impressed with them and find they do hold their edge although I am comparing them to cheapie Stanley chisels
 
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I got a set of two cherries from Axminster in the end as they got a good review a while back, have rockwell 61 hardness which is not too shabby.

Also they are currently on offer :D

Quite chuffed with them so far, just needed a hone as they arrived polished and flat

Hopefully I'll post a review one fine day

Tony
 
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