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Offline justinmcf

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Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« on: October 14, 2011, 02:11 AM »
I have received this 6 piece set of Harold and Saxon Contractor Chisel's from our esteemed colleague Master Trent Powrie.

These are a beautiful chisel to hold in the hand.
I really like the extra weight which is due to the aircraft grade aluminium handle.
You can see in some of the close-up photo's, the neoprene which should help isolate the hammer blow's, as Trent has pointed out on his website.

The soft black leather chisel roll compliments the "Irish Green" anodised aluminium very nicely, though my opinion may be biased, as these are my chisels, and I am Irish!

Regards, Justin.

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 02:33 AM »
Those are beautiful.  Interesting idea about using the neoprene.

Peter

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 02:44 AM »
Cheers Peter.

I have not used them in anger yet.
I am very interested to see how they go myself.

Lots more photo's to take first before they get smashed up with my trusty old estwing!

Justin.

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 02:59 AM »
I guess my idea about a contractor's chisel is different than Harold & Saxon's.  I always carry two sets of chisels.  The abused chisels and the semi abused chisels.  The semi abused ones date back to 1984.  Actually just snapped one of the blades.  Guess that one will be a shorter chisel now.   [scared]

Enjoy them!

Peter

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 09:24 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous!! Too nice to use. :)

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 06:19 PM »
How your chisels doing?   They hold der edge well???????   


Cheers JMB
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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011, 06:39 PM »
Justin,

As has been said before, some tools are just too beautiful to use.  I think you can count these among them.

You will have to show us some of the handy work they produce.  Sorry I missed posting earlier.

Good luck with them.

Neill
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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 02:07 AM »
like the look of those but look heavy and a little on the thick side

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 02:14 AM »
The chisels are holding up very well.
They have a few more dents on them now, and I sharpen them regularly.

They hold their sharpness for quite a long time.
Just last week, after chopping through Australian forest red gum for 8 hours, they were starting to get blunt, so a quick go on the DMT diamond got them razor sharp within 10 minutes.

They are definitely worth the wait.
I have no criticism at all for these chisels.
I see the extra weight as an advantage, especially when dealing with stubborn Aussie hardwoods.
By the way, they are available in different colours.

Justin.




Offline Kev

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 03:24 AM »
Hi Justin, did you buy them direct? Bit of a drive out there - but I'd live to see them being made!

Kev.


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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 04:50 AM »
like the look of those but look heavy and a little on the thick side

I agree!  I was thinking the same thing they do look a little thick.  Not to bothered about weight as aslong as they are not really heavy.

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 11:19 PM »
Hi Kev.

When Trent lived close to the Gold Coast (20 minute drive for me), I called out a couple of times and chose the sets of chisels I wanted.

Now that he is based in Warrick (4 to 5 hours drive for me), I am happy to let Australia Post do their thing.

I enjoyed going out to his factory and learning about the chisel making process.
It is amazing how much work is involved. Very labour intensive.

Justin.


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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 12:22 AM »
killer i'am looking at ordering a smaller set. How long did it take for you to get them from when you placed your order?

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 11:22 AM »
This is an older post, but I think JMB has gotten a set since then.  Maybe he will chime in.

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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 05:19 AM »
I might be a bit late but DONT BOTHER!

His service is terrible you wait a very long time to get the chisels and if you have a problem you wait even longer or should I said forever?

The chisels are not that good either.... more for display the use only
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Re: Harold & Saxon 6 Piece Contractor Chisel's
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2014, 05:22 PM »
I have been attempting to assist JMB in getting his tools back from Trent at HAROLD and SAXON, but after two months there has been no progress.

Within the last week I have been contacted privately by another FOG member, hoping that my successful contact with Trent would turn into a successful resolution of JMB's issue, and then his.

Since he contacted me privately I won't post his information here, but I *DID* want to post to let people know that it appears JMB's problem is not an isolated incident.

If you have product from Harold & Saxon that is broken, chipped, or otherwise defective and are willing to post the relevant facts here, I'll consolidate the reports and attempt to get some resolution for everyone. I can't promise anything, of course, but if I gather enough information about multiple problems I might be able to have it reach 'critical mass' and make something happen.
Trying to be one of the most helpful members on the FOG.