So why did this manufacturer put so much effort into producing a tool often relegated to the bottom of the tool box? Noting the quality of the metal and its forging to a Rockwell hardness that rivals some expensive hunting blades just makes you shake your head, as in who would do this for a BRICK CHISEL? Wood chisels sure, and these can be priced into the stratosphere, but for a BRICK CHISEL?!
It must be a FOOTPRINT!
Footprint is one of those rare manufacturers that strive to make the best product of its kind, no matter what that product is. You won't find this name epoxied to a dirty plywood cut-off in a cluttered isle at your local home improvement warehouse or in dusty makeshift wooden bins piled like loose nails.
I must have them ALL!
This chisel, like most Footprint products, is the heftiest, hardest, sharpest [yes, I said sharpness], safe, and well-balanced *professional* chisel out there. I was shocked at the Amazon price for this quality and hard to find chisel and grabbed up a collection of just about every useful variation Amazon had to offer from Footprint. I had to wait six months for this one but when the boxes arrived [yep, boxes, as in double-boxed and fully cushioned] and I finally pulled this chisel from its cardboard and airbagged surroundings was I peeved or piqued over the long wait. No, oddly, holding it in my hand and turning it from every direction admiring its well-executed form, clean finish, and massive feel, I was ecstatic. Go figure.
Ok, so I'm a little OCD...
But quality like this is really difficult to find at a price most regular folk can afford. And price aside, how much do you think your eyes, hands, heck, even the project you're working on is worth, overall?Read more ›
...But maybe that's just me. I was hoping to use this to cut some 4"x8"paver stones to fit along a curved walkway. Using a 16 oz. rubber hammer and this chisel, I pounded away at them, but I barely even managed to scratch them, much less cut them. I ended up using an angle grinder instead.
Perhaps I was trying to use this chisel for something it wasn't intended to do. But either way, this was a waste of money for me.
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