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Offline Bill Houghton

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Marples chisels: trying again
« on: June 01, 2019, 02:23:39 PM »
I owned some Marples chisels, purchased new, back in the 1970s.  I found them frustrating: they chipped way too easily.  So I got rid of them.  Today, at a moving sale, I gave in to temptation, and purchased a full set of Marples chisels with boxwood handles, nearly unused although a touch rusty.  We'll see if I have the same issues, or if I'm smarter now and thus better able to use them.

Offline Yadda

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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 04:55:58 PM »
Good luck!
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Offline lptools

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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 05:21:46 PM »
Hello, Bill. Sounds like you found a good set!!! Regards, Lou
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Offline Plyerman

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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 08:55:46 AM »
Good luck with that whole being smarter thing! :grin:
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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 01:28:16 PM »
I find the William Marple and Sons chisels, (pre '61) to be excellent chisels.

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 02:44:08 PM »
A few months after getting those, I had the opportunity to buy a set of Lee Valley PM-V11 chisels below retail, and pretty much unused; so the Marples chisels have gone into storage, for when I have time to clean them up and, probably, sell them.

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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2019, 06:10:49 PM »
OK, now you have the very best available chisels out there. Great choice. They were designed to be sharpened with Japanese water stones, BTW.

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Marples chisels: trying again
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2019, 10:19:16 PM »
OK, now you have the very best available chisels out there. Great choice. They were designed to be sharpened with Japanese water stones, BTW.
I hope they'll be able to handle being sharpened with diamond stones.