I finally found the time (it was between the couch cushions) to set up the new Stanley socket chisels. I’m working on the backs today, and here’s the news so far.
Of the eight chisels, I’d rate two of them as “very good” – almost dead flat. Three are “good,” meaning they need another 20 minutes of setup time. And three are “poor,” meaning they need some time on the grinder and the stones.
The “poor” ones are weird. About 1/16” of the blade at the tip is seriously rolled over. I’ll be grinding this area off and then finishing the setup. (Click the photos to see them close-up.)
— Christopher Schwarz