I’m looking for some feedback on bench chisels. I recently bought a set of Sorby chisels to replace a cheap set of Freud chisels I’ve been using for many years. When I got the Sorby’s home and used them for the first time I was really disappointed. After just a few minutes of chopping dovetails (in quarter-sawn red oak) the tips had a burr on them. They make great scrapers but lousy chisels! A Sorby rep said he’d look into it after I returned them, but that was two weeks ago and I’m not holding my breath. Has anyone out there had any success with Two Cherrys? Any other suggestions? Yeah, I’ve read the test report FWW did in the December ’99 issue but they rated the Sorby’s ‘average’. I’d rate them ‘poor’!
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