Any news on the “premium” Stanley Chisels you reported on in 2008?
I use a pair of Everlasts everyday on site and in the shop that were handed down from my uncle. There are were four in the set but he managed to break two of the blades. Well, he was a fine mason but a bit of a liability with his kit.
The remaining 2″ and 5/8″ are bullet proof but the current through-tang versions I have do not quite feel right.
Everlasts are rare as hens teeth in the U.K. and the models I use seem to be rare in the United States as well.
So the next best thing looks to be the new version you talked of, although the wooden scales look like they may be the weak point.
– Elliot Atkinson
Stanley put that design on hold and is now starting from scratch – that’s what they told me a couple months ago. I haven’t heard anything since.
Everlasts are fairly easy to come by here if you ask around.
Have you talked to Patrick Leach at Supertool.com? He always seems to have some.
Also, Walt Quadrato at BrassCityRecords.com sells them frequently.
They are good. I’ve got a few myself.
– Christopher Schwarz