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Forum topic by Vintagewood1960 posted 09-13-2017 02:50 PM 668 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vintagewood1960

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09-13-2017 02:50 PM

I purchased a set of 6.99 Aldi chisels that Paul Sellers raved about several years ago. If anyone picks up a set of the 2017 chisels I would be curious as to how the stack up against the versions offered in years past.


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Gilley23

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#1 posted 09-13-2017 03:40 PM

Aldi the grocery store??

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bbasiaga

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 03:54 PM

Yep. It’s crazy, but true. They pop up every now and again. I have a set and they are very nice. Exceptionally so for the price. I have another set of cheap chisels, and the Aldi blow them away.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 04:24 PM

yup. just checked and they’re in our add. 6.99 for a set. blades are a bit thin, but can’t be beat for the price.

https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specials/our-weekly-ads/

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 09-13-2017 04:38 PM

Good steel and they’re regular users in my shop. I have a couple of sets I bought last summer. Edge retention isn’t the greatest but they take a pretty good edge and sharpening them is short work.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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bandit571

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#5 posted 09-13-2017 04:42 PM

They go on sale here this coming Friday….and they sell out the same day! Have had a set for a while….very good users..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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diverlloyd

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#6 posted 09-13-2017 05:06 PM

They are the same with last years minus the handles are the same color across all four chisels, last year the smaller ones were lighter in color.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 09-13-2017 05:38 PM

Charles, your post of that flyer just cost me $6.99 because I checked the local store, saw they were in stock, and bought the set. Guess I’ll find out first hand!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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bandit571

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#8 posted 09-13-2017 05:43 PM

I have had that 4 pc set for a few years now…..been my go-to chisels…..BTW, they will be in Metric widths….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 09-13-2017 06:07 PM

And they still are, yes. First impression: the handles are huge and will take some getting used to vs. the Stanley SWs and Everlastings I’m familiar with.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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SignWave

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#10 posted 09-13-2017 06:55 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I finally got a set, after trying for a couple years to catch them in the store. I look forward to trying them out. I can imagine making new handles for them, based on looks alone.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 09-13-2017 07:03 PM

I thought they were gonna be in my store this past Sunday, but not. I was told they would be there today. Have to wait til tomorrow get there. Hope they still have some.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 09-13-2017 07:14 PM

Where are they made? China I assume.

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#13 posted 09-13-2017 07:20 PM



And they still are, yes. First impression: the handles are huge and will take some getting used to vs. the Stanley SWs and Everlastings I m familiar with.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Handles are huge. Paul Sellers did a blog on modifying the handles. I did pretty much exactly what he suggested on one set and it made them much more user friendly. FWIW, one set I have took quite a bit of work to flatten the back side. The other set though had a nice hollow back and only required a few strokes on a diamond plate. I guess it’s luck of the draw on that one…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#14 posted 09-13-2017 07:21 PM



Where are they made? China I assume.

- MrRon

I don’t recall for sure but that’s a pretty safe bet.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 09-13-2017 07:22 PM


Where are they made? China I assume.

- MrRon

Packaging (card) says made in china, tested in germany for what it’s worth.

EDIT: Must search out Sellers’ input on handle mod.

EDIT #2: He removed the end hoop, did a brass ferrule, cleared writing and refinished.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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