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Lie Nielsen Bench Chisels Reviews?



 
 
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Old December 24th 04, 09:53 PM
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Default Lie Nielsen Bench Chisels Reviews?

Looking to purchase a set but have not seen anything written up about
them.
Has anyone purchased them? How are they

Thanks

Jim

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Old December 25th 04, 04:03 AM
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Have you ever seen anything Lie Nielsen made that wasn't top quality? $200
for a set of chisels is a lot of money but it is the last set of chisels you
will ever buy.

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Looking to purchase a set but have not seen anything written up about
them.
Has anyone purchased them? How are they

Thanks

Jim



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Old December 25th 04, 05:29 AM
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Looking to purchase a set but have not seen anything written up about
them. Has anyone purchased them? How are they
Thanks Jim


I suggest the Harris Chisel set on eBay, socket chrome manganese for a much better deal.
Cocobola handles and fitted wooden box, 8 chisels. Seller is Tingosa.


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Old December 25th 04, 02:28 PM
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Head on over to Wood Central and pull up the posts on reconditioning old
chisels. Then head to Ebay and build a set of Witherby, Swan, Buck, White,
etc. for far less money and just as good a result.

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Looking to purchase a set but have not seen anything written up about
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Has anyone purchased them? How are they

Thanks

Jim



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Old December 25th 04, 03:09 PM
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Liam wrote:

Have you ever seen anything Lie Nielsen made that wasn't top quality? ...


Plus, if you for some reason aren't satisfied, they'll be no questions
raised if they can't satisfy you...
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Old December 25th 04, 03:10 PM
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Its true that you could recondition old chisels, and they would be at
least as good as the LN, but if your time is short and you would rather
spend it wood working instead of finding (not trivial) and restoring
tools then the LN is probably the way to go...

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Old December 25th 04, 06:21 PM
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On 25 Dec 2004 07:10:45 -0800, "Scott Wilson"
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Its true that you could recondition old chisels, and they would be at
least as good as the LN, but if your time is short and you would rather
spend it wood working instead of finding (not trivial) and restoring
tools then the LN is probably the way to go...




I enjoy the process of cleaning up and putting fine old tools back
into service. finding the time is a problem, but I like having lots of
different names in my chisel drawer....
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Old December 25th 04, 10:58 PM
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For me they're far too expensive for what they are. I can put a razors edge
on any chisel that may not last quite as long, but long enough. And too
limited in sizes, I can only imagine what the 1" or bigger will cost. The
first time I handled the LN chisels, my first thought was how cute and
dainty - wouldn't want to find out the hard way they can't take a hit.
Their new (unreleased when I saw them) mortice chisels have the same
extremely light handle. Mentioned my concern to the LN Rep here in Canada -
he said (with an arrogant tone) I obviously didn't know how to sharpen a
chisel. He obviously doesn't know what's going on when someone drives even
a sharp mortice chisel into hard wood. I like chisels that are more robust
with handles that fit my hands better. If you want a specialized chisel for
light hand work and have lots of money to spend go for it.

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Looking to purchase a set but have not seen anything written up about
them.
Has anyone purchased them? How are they

Thanks

Jim



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Old December 26th 04, 12:26 AM
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On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 09:09:01 -0600, Duane Bozarth
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Liam wrote:

Have you ever seen anything Lie Nielsen made that wasn't top quality? ...


Plus, if you for some reason aren't satisfied, they'll be no questions
raised if they can't satisfy you...



How cool is that? G

Barry
 




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