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    Default Wanting to buy Butt Chisels

    As the title says Iím looking to buy a few butt chisels between roughly 10 - 25mmís. Iím keen on recommendations of if anyone is selling any?

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    I bought these on a whim, when I was there ( online is great) and they are really nice to use, and for the amount I use them, great value. McJING Tools Online

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    I brought a set of these from 6mm up to 26mm and they have a nice fine bevel on the sides which makes them good for dovetails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treecycle View Post
    I brought a set of these from 6mm up to 26mm and they have a nice fine bevel on the sides which makes them good for dovetails.
    Unfortunately the seller has a terrible reputation. Many on here have vowed to never deal with him again.
    Forum members PM me for a discount on all my products - https://www.ebay.com.au/str/aldavsstore

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldav View Post
    Unfortunately the seller has a terrible reputation. Many on here have vowed to never deal with him again.
    This is the thread where much of that recent history is discussed, for reference

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    In a word, McJings, chisels are good and value is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poundy View Post
    This is the thread where much of that recent history is discussed, for reference
    Thanks Poundy
    Buyer beware hey [emoji106]


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    Quote Originally Posted by riverbuilder View Post
    I bought these on a whim, when I was there ( online is great) and they are really nice to use, and for the amount I use them, great value. McJING Tools Online
    These look good.
    How do the blades hold up?
    I know you canít ask miracles for the price but wondering if you can keep a decent edge on them?


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    [QUOTE=MattB2085;2170922]These look good.
    How do the blades hold up?
    I know you canít ask miracles for the price but wondering if you can keep a decent edge on them

    mate they are fine, although I havenít gone to the ends of the earth like some people and spent a week flattening the backs and grinding them to 27.45 degrees, they are sharp, they are lovely in the hand, and they cut, all I ask of them. Just remind yourself how often will you use them before committing to spending big money on any tool. I see youíre in Sydney, call out to McJings shop, itís on the main drag at Yagoona shopping area, plenty of good stuff in there, I usually allow myself an hour of browsing, my old man used to always call there when he came to Sydney, great shop and nice people.
    the other brand of chisels I use mostly now are Kirschen/ Two cherries. German, top quality. Check out their website. Home - >>KIRSCHEN<< Werkzeuge

    I buy mine from Northern Abrasives in Brookvale, but there are other shops that can get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldav View Post
    Unfortunately the seller has a terrible reputation. Many on here have vowed to never deal with him again.
    I wasn't advocating the seller it was just the first link I found that were the same as mine. I didn't buy mine from there.
    There appears to be 2 different versions of these where one has the thin land on the bevel like mine and the other has a thick one. Not sure what is different in the name that differentiates them.

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    They hold an edge and don't take long to get that edge, hollow grind is my preference and five minutes later they will be sharp. I can't recall the backs being much of an issue either.
    CHRIS

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    [QUOTE=riverbuilder;2170924]
    Quote Originally Posted by MattB2085 View Post
    These look good.
    How do the blades hold up?
    I know you canít ask miracles for the price but wondering if you can keep a decent edge on them

    mate they are fine, although I havenít gone to the ends of the earth like some people and spent a week flattening the backs and grinding them to 27.45 degrees, they are sharp, they are lovely in the hand, and they cut, all I ask of them. Just remind yourself how often will you use them before committing to spending big money on any tool. I see youíre in Sydney, call out to McJings shop, itís on the main drag at Yagoona shopping area, plenty of good stuff in there, I usually allow myself an hour of browsing, my old man used to always call there when he came to Sydney, great shop and nice people.
    the other brand of chisels I use mostly now are Kirschen/ Two cherries. German, top quality. Check out their website. Home - >>KIRSCHEN<< Werkzeuge

    I buy mine from Northern Abrasives in Brookvale, but there are other shops that can get them.
    Thank you so much for your reply.
    Really appreciate the help


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    ok being ignorant here....
    saw the heading and thought of a proctologist doing strange things.

    but whats special about Butt chisels compared to 'normal' chisels
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    They are short and feel more like an extension of your fingers, or the fingers you used to have before you started using butt chisels.

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    They are also really great for people like me who have limited hand control and strength. So much easier to use


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