Made very much for the professional end user, these chisels represent a great deal of research and development on the part of Stanley. The shatterproof handle is longer than most other chisels on the market for maximum control. It also incorporates soft feel urethane panels for comfort in all situations, and has been given a steel striking cap should anyone be tempted to use a hammer rather than a mallet, at least the option is available if the mallet has gone walkabout. As one would expect, the same high level of attention has been paid to the blade. Made from EN31 high quality ball-bearing steel and then fully ground and finished for an excellent edge. Available as a set of 3 (12,18 and 25mm) or a set of 5 (6,12,18,25 and 32mm).
25 July 2014
Stanley Fatmax ChiselsFirstly I have to admit that I am No expert on chisels, however I would be interested to hear from others about these. They look very well made and robust, but I was surprised at how quickly they wore down and needed re-sharpening. Also they seem to chip quite easily. How often do you usually need to re-sharpen good chisels ? I have only used them on softwood and have been careful not to abuse them. Ok I realise that these are not exactly top of the range, but I thought they would be better than they are.