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Faithfull CARPBAG Carpenters Tool Set (7 Pieces)
Faithfull CARPBAG Carpenters Tool Set (7 Pieces)
Price: £59.95

3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag, 15 July 2014
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I have been using these tools for a number of months now so I though it was time to share my thoughts. This is a nicely presented set comprising a selection of tools that I have found to be of variable quality. It may be appropriate as a gift for someone starting out but an intermediate or in-any-way experienced woodworker would, in my opinion, be better off buying individual items of better quality. The block plane is good and enjoyable to use once the time is taken to sharpen it properly. The No. 4 plane is mediocre in that the sole isn't perfectly flat, the mouth is oversized and it's difficult to get a good edge on the iron. The try square is almost square. The bevel and mortice gauge are fine. The marking knife isn't great with a soft blade of the single bevel type making the layout of complex joints more difficult. Faithful make a much better marking knife which is nicer to use and is excellent value. The spokeshave is by far the worst part of the set and I have found it impossible to get a keen edge on the blade. The blade seems to be so soft that my attempts to hone it have resulted in no more than rolling a burr from one side to the other. I plan to replace the blade but have bought a better spokeshave in the interim.
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Facom Chisel
Facom Chisel
Offered by PrimeTools.
Price: £15.90

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent automotive bolster, 15 July 2014
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Everything I have come to expect from Facom. Holds a good edge and is a pleasure to use


Draper Expert Knipex 50746 19-60 mm A21 Bent External Circlip Pliers
Draper Expert Knipex 50746 19-60 mm A21 Bent External Circlip Pliers
Price: £14.97

4.0 out of 5 stars good quality. great value, 15 July 2014
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These perform well and are nicely milled to properly grip the circlip. Good value and I'm very pleased with the purchase.


Draper Expert Knipex 56140 19-60 mm J2 Straight Internal Circlip Pliers
Draper Expert Knipex 56140 19-60 mm J2 Straight Internal Circlip Pliers
Price: £17.95

4.0 out of 5 stars good quality. great value, 15 July 2014
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These perform well and are nicely milled to properly grip the circlip. Good value; I'm very pleased with the purchase.


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