|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.5 x 11 x 1.8 inches|
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|Item model number||M444SB6N|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Full Lifetime Guarantee - Each IRWIN hand tool is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear, except for damage caused by misuse or alteration.|
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IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set, 6-Piece, M444SB6N
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- Slim, contoured handles for added control and comfort
- Designed to be used with a wooden mallet or the palm of the hand for fine woodworking applications
- High quality carbon steel provide superior performance and edge retention
- Perfect for woodworkers of all skill levels
- Set includes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", and box
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FOR many years, the true Sheffield made, Sheffield steel Marples were known as a value in low end wood working chisels. They fairly easy to sharpen, took a good very good edge and the backs could be nicely flattened. They did not stay sharp tremendously long, but when sharp, they worked well. We strongly recommended them in our college woodworking program.
If you are looking for a set of bangers to notch out studs, fine. If you are a beginning woodworker, the cheap Chinese metal in these chisels will FRUSTRATE you to no end. You will work hard to sharpen, only to have the edge fold over on you when cutting out dovetails in maple. There are still some good value chisels out there: look for Footprint chisels, still made in Sheffield, as well as Narex from the Czech republic.
After a quick bit of sharpening, to be sure the edge was sharp, I cut a few mortises with the 1/2-inch one. After cutting six mortises I accidentally cut myself with it. It was still sharp enough that the cut looked, felt, and bled, like one from a razor blade.
In conclusion, the only reason they don't earn a fifth star is that the blades are covered with a clear coating, which was a pain to remove so I could hone the backs. If I tried to hone the backs without removing it first it clogged up my stones. I know that the majority of users probably won't hone the back before they sharpen them, so for most people it won't be an issue.
At issue is the metallurgical composition of the steel. In the OLD models, they used high-carbon steel. The new models are Chrome vanadium. That contradicts the most important points I made about the steel-quality. The other points are still true and the tips still work. So I will leave the review for the extra information it contains so others find it useful. I know there are still thousands of the old high-carbon chisels still out there in stores, so a wise buyer might still find them at a bargain price. Just be sure to check the label on the steel. With that proviso, here is the review as previously posted.~~~
If you are familiar with the old Marples line of chisels, you know they were very good serviceable edge-tools. This Irwin-brand line is basically the same. Like ALL new chisels, these require some honing and preparations before use.
Instead of using chrome-vanadium, they wisely chose to retain the high-carbon tool steel. That means these chisels have fine grain structure in the steel, so they will take a fine edge. The socket design is VERY robust. These require more initial work to get them sharp, but once they are sharp, they perform very well. I like the soft handle too.
Two complaints I hear about these:
One, they will rust. True.
Two, the plastic coating is hard to remove from new chisels. Not if you know how!
It is a GOOD sign that these will rust! Why?Read more ›
I am fairly new to woodworking as a hobby and wanted to buy a decent, but not expensive set of chisels. I am very pleased with my choice.
The handles have held up pretty well, although use of a standard 13 oz. hammer and really beating on the chisel during baseboard removal has caused a bit of damage. Otherwise, the handles remain tight/in good condition and the blades hold their edge reasonably well.
I use the Worksharp 3000 to sharpen these chisels and it isn't difficult to get the edges get nicely sharp. When cutting dovetail joints in very hard wood (rosewood in my experience), the blades need to be resharpened after only a few pins or tails, but I found that I could work for a couple of hours in maple, poplar or mahogany before resharpening.
Like any chisel, the backs need to be flattened before the first sharpening and they definitely need to be sharpened before their first use. I like the appearance of the blue handles, the fit of their shape in my hand and that since the handles are not round they do not tend to roll off the bench easily.
While there are certainly nicer chisels on the market that will take a keener edge or hold that edge longer, you can buy this set of chisels for what a single one of those other chisels cost. Compared to the standard chisels sold by the big home improvement stores, these chisels take a much sharper edge and hold it much longer. This is exactly the choice I was trying to make.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are great "go-to" chisels. They sharpen easily and are very good quality. I probably would give these 5-stars if this was my first set, but I have another much more... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Brian Klock
Irwin used to be the go to tool, the quality was once beyond reproach, that is until they began having their tools manufactured in CHINA. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Book & Music Lover
My only complaint with this package is the chisels can shift around in their locating nests inside the wooden box. With a bit of rebuild on the box this can be fixed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob Campbell
Nice chisel set with all sizes need for custom cabinetry work.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have not used them much although i have honned one and what a diffrence, before i use the rest i will be taking the time to hone and polish them correctlyPublished 4 months ago by Karl
Needed more sharpening than anticipated but once sharp hold edge very well.Published 4 months ago by James Schammerhorn