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What's your most used Chisel Size?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by wau5, 12 Apr 2017.

  1. wau5

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    At the moment I have some cheap nasty Lidl chisels that are only good for battering something or opening paint cans, However I have realized I don't have a single chisel left with what I could do any actual task which requires a good chisel.
    So I wanted to buy some new, however I realize I don't need a set of 10 or 20 , some 2-3 but from the more expensive shelf would probably do most of the tasks, so really looking to buy just a few good ones.

    What would be Your TOP 2 Most used chisel sizes ( and in what order) ?
     
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    1. Whatever width it is that you need to fit a mortice lock in a wooden door.
     
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    We used a Stanley 1" wood chisel to do loads of stuff at home from knocking bricks out of walls to levering stuff.

    I'm going to keep it forever :)
     
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    Get the pack from aldi then follow Paul Sellers.
     
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    Most used - 25mm chisel when hanging doors.
     
  7. JohnD

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    if you want to open a paint tin, the handle of a spoon is the correct shape. A chisel isn't.
     
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    Most used are 25 then 10 then 15mm.
     
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