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  • Footprint 465 123014 4-Piece Beech Handle Wood Chisel Set 1/4-Inch, 1/2-Inch, 3/4-Inch, 1-Inch
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Footprint 465 123014 4-Piece Beech Handle Wood Chisel Set 1/4-Inch, 1/2-Inch, 3/4-Inch, 1-Inch

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  • Traditional Beech handles with brass ferules
  • High quality Sheffield England steel
  • 4.5" blade tempered to Rockwell 60-61 over entire length
  • Complete with chisel tip guards
  • Finish honed ready for use
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Traditional beech handle chisel set (1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1") is re-enforced at the bolster with a brass ring to prevent splitting. Designed primarily for hand use, they may be struck with a mallet. Blades are heat treated to within 1" of the bolster to maintain a beautiful edge, and ensure a long bench life. Blades are fully machined on all faces and are finish honed to 30 degrees, ready for use. Each chisel come complete with a plastic tip guard to protect the blade and the user.

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 1.2 x 6.5 inches
Item model number123014
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionLifetime
  
Additional Information
ASINB00020JNXS
Best Sellers Rank #442,375 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 pounds
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Date First AvailableApril 2, 2004
  
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mic on May 16, 2006
Just cut a bunch of half blind dovetails in cherry with these. They were easy to sharpen (backs were nice and flat) and stayed sharp. Wood handles are a little square so they don't roll away and they really took a beating. They're also comfortable to hold. Blades are thin enough to fit into the corners of the dovetails. I first ordered the set but had to switch to getting them one at a time when the set was out of stock. Would somebody please ask them to make one in 1/8 inch?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Smith on July 3, 2007
Made very well, I used them to cut dovetails in curly maple with no problems. They held their edge well. Also these are made in England not in China like the Irwin Marples.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harry T. Dubetz on December 12, 2009
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These Footprint chisels were highly rated recently by Fine Woodworking Magazine. In their tests the Footprint beech handle chisels held their edge better than Lie-Nielsen! That's hard for me to believe, but that was their test result. I bought a set. They really are excellent! Excellent steel that was easily honed sharp enough to shave with. And they appeal to woodworkers because the handles are beech, not plastic. They are round with a flat area on top and bottom. This prevents them from rolling off the bench. Finally, you get a set of four for under $50! Very happy with my purchase!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 27, 2009
Chisel handles are comfortable oval shaped. They seem to have good balance. Definitely not ready the way they came in cheap plastic packaging. Each requires about 30 minutes of flattening the back and honing. For comparison, my Lie Nielsen socket bevel-edge chisel costs more than this whole set and still requires 10 minute.

Good steel when properly honed and keep its edge well
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R.J. on July 11, 2010
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After reading the Fine Woodworking review I put together a set of 7 of these. I haven't had a lot of time with them but they seem to be a fair set for the money. I put a finish on the handles and gave them a quick once-over. They are beveled at 25 degrees not 30 as stated. They take a keen edge but come with nicks in some of those edges. The edges don't hold that well at 25 degrees so I'll take them to 30 in the near future (which is where they were tested at). This was working in oak so take that into account. I like the feel of the handles and they hold up to a mallet (so far). I think with a little work this will become a nice set, 3 stars now but they have real potential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Montgomery on August 11, 2011
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These scored very highly in a FWW article comparing chisels and are way cheaper than most of the other sets.

I spent about 10 minutes on each chisel flatting the back and putting a good edge on and have been very pleased. Don't expect these chisels, or any, to come sharp out of the box.

They feel very good in my hand and have stood up to quite a bit of hitting with a wooden mallet.

Would purchase again.
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