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For your tool box ED
Jun 4th, 2020 at 6:35pm
 
I would not want to carry these in my tool box to hang a neighbors door.  Shocked
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Reply #1 - Jun 4th, 2020 at 7:08pm
 
Nice starter set! Roll Eyes

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Reply #2 - Jun 5th, 2020 at 9:20am
 
First of all I have to say, I think Robert may have just found the most overpriced tool
or is it art? Undecided

So if you break it down, they're only $420 a piece. That's ten easy monthly payments of $42. In a little less than a year you can own one chisel. In 8 years, 4 nonths, you'll have the whole set.
What a deal.

The only thing (and it's a big thing) is that IMO Japanese chisels have a major problem, a short lifespan compared to western chisels.
The hollowed back does serve a purpose but it also takes away from the amount of sharpening you can perform.
If you look at the one in the photo, it appears to only have about 1/8" of sharpenable steel before you get into to hollowed out portion.

All that being said, my birthday is coming up in a little over a month.
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Reply #3 - Jun 5th, 2020 at 1:04pm
 
Continuing on the theme
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Do you think the guy who bought one at full price is P-Oed  Roll Eyes Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Jun 5th, 2020 at 6:08pm
 
I found a toolbox for those chisels, now I just need to pick a color

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They are priced at about $30,000
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Reply #5 - Jun 6th, 2020 at 4:50am
 
I'm wondering if the bank would finance that toolbox for 72 months like a car?  Same on the plane and chisels!  I love tools, but not at prices like those noted.
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Reply #6 - Jun 6th, 2020 at 9:09am
 
I have my Dad's very old Snap on tool box.

I am 69 and I remember seeing it when I was a very young kid and visited him at the Ford dealership where he worked.

So, that makes it around the mid 50's.... apx 64 years old.

ALOT of character, if you know what I mean. Smiley

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Reply #7 - Jun 6th, 2020 at 10:30am
 
I have an expensive (to me) Snap-On toolbox.
It cost about $2500 or a little more when i bought it, that was 30 years ago.
(I was working as a mechanic at the time)
The comparable one today is $13000

I still use mine every day but I know I would've worn out those chisels in that amount of time.


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Reply #9 - Jun 6th, 2020 at 11:16am
 
Woodworking tool sellers have caught on to that sales model, I just don't know if the quality is there or a lifetime replacement warranty.
I have gotten tools replaced from Snap-On that I bought  over 20 years ago, no questions asked. That is one reason the price is at a premium.

To be clear, I don't have an issue with high priced tools, it overpriced for no good reason that bugs the heck out of me.
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Reply #10 - Jun 8th, 2020 at 3:44pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jun 6th, 2020 at 11:16am:
I have gotten tools replaced from Snap-On that I bought  over 20 years ago, no questions asked. That is one reason the price is at a premium.

This just occurred to me while I was "wrenching" today:  In the late 1960's I purchased a Cen-Tech 1/2" drive ratchet.   Cen-Tech was a Japanese company that sold its tools through J.C. Whitney (among others).    I've used that ratchet regularly over these roughly fifty years, including regularly using an extension pipe on it.   Still works great.    I have no idea what the ratchet originally cost me, but I know it wasn't much as I was a financially-strapped college student back then.    I wonder if a Snap-on ratchet would have lasted as long?

(Harbor Freight is now using the "Cen-Tech" name on some of their products.    I doubt that there's any connection to the original company as all the Harbor Freight Cen-Tech stuff seems to be made in China.)
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Reply #11 - Jun 8th, 2020 at 5:10pm
 
Hard to say
I have had a few Snap-On things replace that have simply worn out, a few things that must have a manufacturers flaw in them and other items are still in the same working condition as when I bought them 25-30 years ago.
I also have some large combination wrenches 1' + and other various mechanics tools from companies that most people have never heard of that I still use today. It makes me wonder where they are now or what giant conglomerate bought them out.
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Reply #12 - Jun 8th, 2020 at 5:16pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jun 5th, 2020 at 9:20am:
The only thing (and it's a big thing) is that IMO Japanese chisels have a major problem, a short lifespan compared to western chisels.
The hollowed back does serve a purpose but it also takes away from the amount of sharpening you can perform.
If you look at the one in the photo, it appears to only have about 1/8" of sharpenable steel before you get into to hollowed out portion.


What is the purpose of the hollowed back ? Are all the chisels in this set made like the one turned over? Sorry to have to ask but I am not in the $400+ per chisel tool budget category and do not know of this type of chisel.
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Reply #13 - Jun 8th, 2020 at 5:22pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jun 5th, 2020 at 6:08pm:
I found a toolbox for those chisels, now I just need to pick a color

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Snap On tool boxes in the $15k range in the body shop I used to be acquainted with were considered low end. For the junk tools.
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Reply #14 - Jun 8th, 2020 at 5:25pm
 
Paul Haus wrote on Jun 6th, 2020 at 4:50am:
I'm wondering if the bank would finance that toolbox for 72 months like a car?  Same on the plane and chisels!  I love tools, but not at prices like those noted.


Maybe not the bank but the Snap On tool truck sales guy will finance anything Snap On sells. The techs usually pay so much a week when the truck stops at their shop.
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