02-10-2005, 09:04 PM
Ok, So I get this 1 1/4" Record chisel when I was up at Grizzly awhile ago. Package says razor sharp and ready to use. Ya right. Take it out of the package and there is an 1/8" burr on the end from the machining that was never taken off. Ok fine. I sharpen it up so it shaves hair and the lightly tap it into some purpleheart. After about 6 times, the bevel is totally destroyed. The edge rolled under and chipped like crazy. 25 dgree bevel btw. So I resharpen it tonight at 30 degree bevel, push it by hand into some purpleheart 3 times and then try to shave a bit off the wood face. Three times shaving and the edge is burred again and showing chips. What is up? The other Irwin marples I have had more use on the same wood and are holding a sharp edge with just a few strokes on the sandpaper once in a while. Did they harden it too much? Just curious. As it stands, it is only good for the garbage.