Irwin Marples MS500 6pc Chisel in Wooden Box $49.98 @ Bunnings

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Good price for a set of Irwin's midrange chisels. The chisels are $20-$22 each.

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    What's the regular price?

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      It's not a regular item so there is no regular price. It could be a promo set like they've done in the past.

      Closest set is this 4 piece set of the same model for $41.65.

      These are the prices of the individual chisels.

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    Makes me laugh, tools today that come in these nice timber boxes but then have cheap thin crappy plastic inserts that breaks in 5mins.

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      Looks like they've learned! The insert on this is plastic.

      edit:wait what, I thought you said wood inserts. :)

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        every so often when i have enough, i put expanding foam under all the new inserts, solves the problem of breakage.

        worse are plastic blow molded tool boxes that come with spanners or sockets and the hinges or locks break …unlike the metal boxes.

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      I've not been able to find it on the Bunnings site, but for chisels you can use a leather tool roll. It's far longer lasting and much handier if you need to move them somewhere other than your garage/workshop.

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      Mate if you are buying a chisel set surely you can carve an insert up no worries.

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    That's a good number of chisels.

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    Not a bad price

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    limited stores have stock ……

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    I have the set of 4, and it cost me about the same, i would like this wood box set, like the look and it's a storage option, but as i have the 4 set, it's pointless for me. They are nice n sharp and work very well, but as mine came in disposable packaging, they all sit separate, wel until i make something for them.

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    so what is the deal? ive had this on my bunnings wish list for three months and its been the same price

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      You probably could have posted it then. It's cheap compared to their other packs, and much cheaper than individual chisels.

      They're also US$63.66 at Amazon.

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    This is a promo item, so they’ll keep it this price until they need to clear them and they’ll drop. For instance, Marion SA, I think, had these a bit cheaper, but I can’t remember how much. Not sure, might not have been much cheaper, or even this price, sorry my memory is a bit average these days?

    I’ve got a set of three Irwin through tang chisels, I think Marples?, and they’re decent enough. I mean, I’m sure there a better chisels out there, but for the money, and for the average handy person, these are probably fine I’d reckon.

    The case is nice, but personally I’ve got a leather bound chisel/knife holder that’s made in Mexico (I don’t want to know what sort of leather it is.. jk) which I prefer cause you just roll it up and throw it in a bag. I still drool over the bag of tricks that O’Connels character had in The Mummy, where he had this big roll out bag of ammo, shotguns etc.

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    Thanks OP , I’ve always found the Irwin brand to be really good quality.

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    On the website, it says these are construction chisels. When you see the blue acetate high impact ones, it says for tradies and stuff. Doing woodwork over the years (novice) i thought a chisel is simply a chisel and if it's sharp, use it. Would you recommend these over the split-proof acetate ones? I'm not fussed on looks or boxes because they'll go on the pegboard for easy access. I know there are WAY BETTER brands and quality chisels, but for a novice like me i had the blue/clear ones on my shopping list (double the price). Which would you recommend?

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      I hold the chisel in one hand, and then I hold the hammer in the other hand, and then I go bang bang bang.

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      these have a tang that goes through to the butt and a metal striking plate, so as strong as the transparent handled ones where you see the tang, but not as pretty.

      I would get a set if my local bunnings had some ….

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        I think you are wrong about the through tang. Neither the packaging nor website say anything about it. I just ran a magnet against the handles and it seems as if the tang only goes about 4cm into the handle.

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          That's what i was thinking about after i asked the question…. whether or not it had the thru-tang like the clear set. Shotgun also have a near-identical set to the Irwin set, but has 2 more chisel sizes to it for $89. Im thinking about getting the shotgun brand instead of Irwin.
          https://sydneytools.com.au/product/shotgun-swc8pc-8pce-go-th...

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            @teddiebear: The Shotgun chisels appear to be a house brand sold only at Sydney tools and Total Tools

            I started researching chisels last week after doing a small job with my late fathers inadequate chisels. I came to the conclusion that the thru-tang is marketing BS. Traditional chisels never had them. If you use the chisels correctly sharpened they shouldn't need to be hit hard enough to damage any type of handle.

            Quality wise it seems that a good chisel is one made of quality steel that will sharpen easily and remove a larger amount of wood before requiring re-sharpening. (a bit like knives in that regard). Consumers have no way to judge the quality of steel with the naked eye, hence the invention of the visible thru-tang to justify charging more. With expensive knives, a full tang means you can potentially replace the handle. I can't see me doing that with my chisels. Besides, I have the counter example of one of my father's chisels that I remember him purchasing when I was a child (over 30 years ago). He used to use it completely inappropriately (like a cold chisel) and I remember him belting the bejesus out of the plastic handle with a steel headed hammer. The plastic handle is still fine. Hence I went with these chisels which I hope will be just fine.

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    Description on the Bunnings website of chisel sizes included doesn’t line up with the photo. 20mm chisel is an odd sized chisel that just doesn’t line up with standard timber sizes.

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    Thanks, OP. It'd be my first woodworking tool. Picked up the last one from the shelf (Bunnings Showground).

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