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Offline Yadda

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Dasco 366 - 1 Inch Wood Chisel
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:29:29 PM »
I picked up this Dasco cold steel wood chisel.  It is 8 1/2 inches long and weighs 8 ounces. I like the design of the tool.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Dasco 366 - 1 Inch Wood Chisel
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 08:25:19 AM »
I've seen those solid steel wood chisels described sometimes as "plumber's chisels," plumbers apparently being considered too brutal for regular wood chisels.  It is a nice design.

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Re: Dasco 366 - 1 Inch Wood Chisel
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 10:20:37 AM »
Plumber’s Chisels?  Neat description.   Dasco appears to have made two sets.  A straight set like this chisel (36x series) and an angled set (46x series).  Standard 4 chisels on each, 1/4. 1/2, 3/4, an 1 inch.  There may have been larger sizes.  Craftsman also made a set as did  Mayhew.
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Offline leg17

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Re: Dasco 366 - 1 Inch Wood Chisel
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 11:15:31 AM »
A plumber is generally not carving acanthus leaves as part of his job.
He DOES however have to chop through a floorboard or stud to run a pipe.
Sometimes a saw or a drill won't work.

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Dasco 366 - 1 Inch Wood Chisel
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 01:04:41 PM »
True.  And whacking out a suitable opening in old framing ain't easy.

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Re: Dasco 366 - 1 Inch Wood Chisel
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 01:12:26 PM »
That probably explains why holes around retrofitted pipes in tight spaces in older houses tend to be more squared off than round?   Easier and cheaper to carry a chisel than a corner brace.
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