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Two Cherries 500-1561 6-Piece Chisel Set in Wood Box

4.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Includes 6, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 26mm chisels in a fitted wooden box
  • Solid forged in Germany by Two Cherries
  • Heat treated to 61° Rockwell for exceptional edge retention
  • Beautiful wooden handle
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Product Description

Product Description

Top quality German blades are hand forged, tempered to Rc61, and fully polished. These fine blades are carefully fitted to a double hooped hornbeam handle. The result is a tool that you will use with pleasure and pride.

From the Manufacturer

This beautiful chisel set from Two Cherries includes a fitted wooden case containing 6 of the most popular sizes: 6, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 26mm. With the exceptional quality steel, workmanship, and tempering, this set of chisels will be a pleasure to use for years to come. Manufactured in Germany since 1858, Two Cherries are known around the world for exceptional quality and edge retention. Solid forged of the highest quality carbon steel, each chisel is hardened to 61° Rockwell, producing a strong chisel that will stay sharp longer than most other chisels. Each tool is then fitted with a hornbeam handle appropriate for the size of the blade.

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Technical Details

Part Number 4000815312
Item Weight 3.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 12.4 x 8.3 x 14 inches
Item model number 500-1561
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

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ASIN B00029LIFA
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4.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #53,823 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#40 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Chisels > Wood Chisels
#3,697 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available May 3, 2004

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By H. Ge on December 10, 2013
I have owned this set for a little over a year. I would rate it 3.5 stars after careful considerations.
Don't get me wrong, this is very high quality set. From the finish to fit, to its esthetics and proportions, all are indicative of top quality German tools. The edges will hold if you regrind it to >30 degree. I found the factory grind of 25 degree is too shallow for hard steel like this. It will chip on hardwood if you don't increase the bevel angle to >30.
It's true that the back is not "optically" flat. What I mean is that you can still see small ridges in the polished blade. But for someone who's more concerned with their work then the look of the tool, this is absolutely not an issue. I've heard others complained about the flatness, but I bet these are the same people who spend most of the time looking at their tools than using it. I've used it to pare, to dig, to chop mortise. No issues at all. Nada. The back is flat for all practical purposes (meaning used for precision joinery work).
So why 3.5 stars? It's all relative and based on my personal preference. I've compared it against a set of vintage Stanley 750, and the lately reissue of Stanley Sweetheart 750. While there is no discernible difference in the quality of the steel, the balance of the tool feels totally different. The thin and long neck of the two cherry chisels don't feel quite as balanced for most of the tasks. Especially for squaring and cleaning mortise (modern day mortising involves drilling out the wastes, and then squaring with chisels.). It gets tiresome after a while with a tool that's long and top heavy. By contrast the 750 tools (socket chisels) is much more balanced. The handles and the tapered socket feels much more ergonomic.
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I've had this set of chisels for many years and when I first got them, flattened the backs for about 2-3 inches, that helped a lot. I started to notice that I seemed to spend lots of time sharpening and maintaining the edge. At the factory angle of 25 degrees it seemed the edge deteriorated quickly. Although I don't usually incorporate a micro bevel I experimented with it on these but no appreciable difference. I reground all of the angles to 30 degrees and the cut is much better and the edge lasts longer. I primarily use them for general bench work and cutting dovetails. I sharpen with water stones only (Norton) and believe in Ron Hock's method of the sharpest edge is two surfaces coming together without a micro bevel. If you have these chisels and feel you're sharpening too much, try changing your angle to 30 degrees and see if that improves them for you too.
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These are a very fine set of chisels. The handle looks a little funky until you start handling them. Wow! I added a micro edge and found the blades are ground almost perfect. I am very impressed with these.
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This is a fine set of chisels. I have used them for nearly a year, honing before and after each use, and am amazed at how well they have held up. They stay sharp throughout the job with only occasional touching up. I anticipate using these chisels for many years to come!
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I had some reservations spending this kind of money on a set of chisels. I have spent forty plus years wood working and my previous logic was buy a cheap set, beat the snot out of them, sharpen on a grinder and beat them some more, then replace. So my reservations was more about how I treat a tool like this than the tool itself. I am very pleased with my decision to buy these chisels. I love them and they are always sharp and of very high quality.
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Having had these chisels for a couple years and nearly worn the decals off I can say that I absolutely love them when they are used for paring and light chopping with a mallet; after all, that's what they were made for. I have other chisels I use for heavy chopping which were purposely designed for that task. They have a wonderful balanced feel when using them and hold an edge at least as well as any of the hundred year old Buck or Stanley 750 chisels I do have (and still use). They may be expensive but they perform their task beautifully.
I did find that one of the handles was a little rough out of the box but smoothed up nicely with a little bit of attention. Somewhat disappointing but inconsequential by comparison
Overall, I find these chisels to be an enjoyable set to use. And, maybe there is some snob appeal to owning a high end German tool but I grin to myself every time I pick one up.
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These chisels feel great and are well balanced. They need very little (if any) tune-up out of the box. I found that I was able to work with them right away. A great set of tools for any level of woodworker!
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Even with the high shipping charge, you will spend less than half as much if you order these from Amazon.de (Search "Kirschen Stechbeitelsatz") And they are great chisels! Razor sharp out of the box, and they hold an edge much longer than the blue handle chisels.
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