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  1. #1
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia

    Chisel Rehab Question

    Okay, here is a photo of the Stubai chisels that my mom sent me--that she paid $1 for at the 2nd-hand store she volunteers at.

    You can see that a few of the edges are nibbled away, some edges are definitely not square, and one chisel is bent.

    Questions: For the ones that are nibbled and those that are not square, does this need to be fixed on a grinder before sharpening them?

    What about the bent one. Can it be straightened?

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks like a nice set.

    Someone must have used the bent one to pry open something.

    I am sure one of the Neanders will answer your specific question but I think these chisels can be brought back into service with some elbow grease.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    You might be able to put the bent one in a vise, and gently coax it back to straight. Might be a bit finicky to do, though.

    For sharpening, I'd grind a fresh bevel, then go the the stones to finish sharpening and honing. Use glass & sandpaper to get the backs flat before sharpening. If LOYL hasn't bought that new grinder yet, you could use a belt sander to grind the bevel, too.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

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