07 Dec. 1982|
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Until I set them up, here are some initial and surprising observations about the new chisels. Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. At the end of the day, given the relative importance and prominence of the chisel in handwork, I don’t see that a nominal price difference outweighs the quality of the product. Bob, Stanley’s previous press releases have stated that these chisels (the steel portion, anyway) is make in UK.
Thanks in advance for your response and thank you for all you and the others at PWW do to keep us in the loop between magazines– it truly sets you apart from many other mags and is one of the reasons I keep my subscripton going. I can only assume that these chisels will not carry a premium price tag and will therefore have their place in the market. But Chris, if you truly want the best chisels money can buy, you need to contact Trent Powrie from Harold and Saxon Chisels in Australia. BTW, I have no association or interest in Harold and Saxon, I’m just over the moon with their chisels.
The amount of time it takes to flatten and sharpen a chisel is worth much more to me than an extra $20 for a brand new premium chisel (whether LN, Blue Spruce, et al) that’s nearly ready to go out of the packaging. Why not get it right the first time and prove they are serious about going after the PROFESSIONAL woodworking world.