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Stanley 16-793 Sweetheart 750 Series Socket Chisel 8 Piece Set

by Stanley

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8-Piece
  • Classic 750 Series design
  • Hornbeam wood handle for durability
  • Long blade is ideal for woodworkers
  • Thin blade design
  • High-carbon chrome steel with tapered bevel sides
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Stanley 16-793 Sweetheart 750 Series Socket Chisel 8 Piece Set + Crown 106 20-Oz Beechwood Mallet, 4-1/2-Inch + Robert Larson 800-1800 Honing Guide
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Product Information

Size: 8-Piece
Technical Details
Part Number 16-793
Item Weight3.8 pounds
Product Dimensions13.8 x 9.3 x 3 inches
OriginUnited Kingdom
Item model number16-793
Size8-Piece
ColorBrown|Light Brown Wood
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionLimited Lifetime
  
Additional Information
ASINB0051PCQ7Y
Best Sellers Rank #15,815 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 1, 2011
  
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Product Description

Size: 8-Piece

Product Description

The Stanley 16-793 Sweetheart 750 Series Socket Chisel 8 Piece Set is a part of the Sweetheart line socket chisels that are based on the classic 750 design, which is arguably the best Stanley chisel ever made. Machined from high carbon steel, the Sweetheart chisels sharpen easily and retain a razor-sharp edge over long periods of use. Their side bevels are extra narrow for working in tight corners. This helps the user to avoid inadvertent marring of the work when precise cuts are critical. Designed for striking and paring, the hornbeam handle provides a comfortable feel that transfers energy effectively when struck by a mallet. It also provides a wide butt end, or large sweet spot, for striking accuracy. Set includes the following sizes: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" chisels and a leather pouch.

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 13.8" x 9.3" x 3.1"
  • Made in Great Britain

From the Manufacturer

The Sweetheart line socket chisels are based on the classic 750 design, which is arguably the best Stanley chisel ever made. Machined from high carbon steel, the Sweetheart chisels sharpen easily and retain a razor-sharp edge over long periods of use. Their side bevels are extra narrow for working in tight corners. This helps the user to avoid inadvertent marring of the work when precise cuts are critical. Designed for striking and paring, the hornbeam handle provides a comfortable feel that transfers energy effectively when struck by a mallet. It also provides a wide butt end, or large sweet spot, for striking accuracy. Manufactured in Sheffield, England. Set includes the following sizes: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" chisels and a leather pouch.

Customer Reviews

Overall, this is a high quality set of chisels.
H. Ge
The 750 series chisels were revived by Stanley after the 2008 Fine Woodworking survey, which chose the Lie Nielsen's as best.
Dr. Jake
These chisels hold their edge well and are comfortable to use.
Rayna

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Charles D Taylor on February 26, 2013
Size Name: 8-Piece Verified Purchase
I've lost count of how many chisels I have. Different makers different types. I didn't really need another set, but I thought these looked nice, and I could grind a different bevel on some of my older chisels and repurpose them. I was not expecting as much from this set as I did when I bought my LN chisels. But, was I surprised. I pared end grain pine out of the box with each of these chisels. I flattened the backs and honed the bevel, and I find myself reaching for these over my LN chisels. The chisel is well balanced, nice handle and socketed so you can turn new handles if want to or need to. I used water stones (Norton) for flattening and honing and then stropped to a mirror finish on the hollow ground bevel. I like 'em a lot and am pleased.

Update: I have had these for six weeks or so now. I am just as pleased today as I was six weeks ago. I have used one of these chisels every day for the past six weeks. I have cut in pine because of the pine corner cabinet I'm building. I have yet to resharpen the 3/4" chisel (I have stropped several times) and the thing still will shave end grain.

Update: Months in use now. Still pleased. I'm finding the handles to be quite pleasing to use and they fit my hand well. The handles are very durable. They've seen a lot of shallow mortising work, and I have now used all the sizes included in the set. I have touched up the bevel on my finest stone on the 3/4" chisel and two of the larger ones for some paring work. Otherwise, going strong!

Another update: Well over a year in use. The chisels remain a pleasure to use. One thing that I've found is these chisels are much easier to resharpen on oil stones compared to other brands (LN).
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Jake on April 15, 2012
Size Name: 8-Piece Verified Purchase
The 750 series chisels were revived by Stanley after the 2008 Fine Woodworking survey, which chose the Lie Nielsen's as best. (I am a huge Lie Nielsen fan, owning several of their planes, which are superlative tools and works of art). These Stanley chisels seem to come close to Lie Nielsen's at less than half the price. See [...] for a review of these Stanleys by the same reviewer who did the 2008 article. My opinion is consistent with his. With a modest amount of tuning these are a terrific value. The steel takes and holds an edge nicely. The feel is nimble. Unlike another reviewer, I've had no problems with the handles staying put. I use a Wood-is-Good mallet with a urethane head (a classic wood-head mallet should do fine), which has enough mechanical compliance, the handle will stay put if you hold the chisel correctly (by the shank --- the neck and bolster, not the handle) when using the mallet. Pairing, these chisels are... as the name says, sweethearts. Finally, that they are made in the UK's steel city is a nice plus.
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57 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Howard on April 12, 2011
Size Name: 4-Piece
Quality Chisels at a Sweetheart Price
by Chris Gochnour

4/7/2011

SUMMARY REVIEW

When staney stopped making its 750 series of socket chisels more than 40 years ago, the demand didn't stop. Revered for their quality and price, these chisels have been widely sought-after on the second-hand tool market for years. Now Stanley has revived the 750 series, offering a great tool with a price that's within reach.

The 750s are manufactured in Sheffield, England, from high-carbon, chrome steel (the originals were made in the United States). They are precisely machined with clean and consistent beveled edges, 30° factory-ground bevels, and reasonably flat backs.

The chisels required a few minutes of sharpening and flattening before use. Most of the blades in the set had very flat backs, but some needed a bit of extra work to flatten. Overall, I gave the set a B for flatness. One other thing you'll need to do is lightly hammer the handles into the sockets.

What appeals to me most about the new 750s is their form. They are shorter than other chisels I own. The short length, combined with an easy-to-grip hornbeam handle, gives you nimble, finger tip control over the tool, a plus when you're chopping and trimming dovetails.

The chisels are light, too, making them perfect for chopping tasks that require holding the blade with one hand while tapping with the mallet. It's easy to register mallet blows against the handle.

To gauge the edge retention of the blades, I put the chisels through a rigorous performance test on cherry and white oak. Using a mallet, I trimmed the ends of the boards. I also drove the tip of the chisel into the wood repeatedly, simulating the dovetailing process.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John in Iowa on March 5, 2014
Size Name: 4-Piece Verified Purchase
Just opened the package and I can say three things that are negatives right off the bat.

1. The blade has a lacquer applied to it from the factory. I assume this is to keep the carbon steel from rusting but will need to be removed prior to use so, it's a minus. This stuff is a pain to remove.

2. The handle is on the small side, I mean really small side. I have a few original sweethearts and this handle is almost 2 inches shorter in length than the originals. I can say it's like holding onto a #2 screwdriver. I can't imagine wacking on the end of this thing with a mallet, there's not much to hold on to.

3. Third, and to be expected, because the lacquer goes all the way to the edge, it will need to be sharpened and the back flattened prior to use. I appears to be sharp but really isn't at all sharp. Won't even slice paper cleanly out of the box.

Although a very nice replica of the original and probably as durable I can't give it 5 stars since I'll need to make up a half dozen new handles for these.

All that being said, these are a nice beginners set of socket handled chisels. Are they Lie Nielsen quality, not by a long shot but they are a fraction of the price. If you're looking for a classic style chisel and don't mind mucking around a bit to get them the way you like, then these are a good fit for you.
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