Stanley Toolworks unveiled three new hand tools today at a press conference in New York City , two different kinds of chisels and a shoulder plane.
I couldn’t attend the press conference, but Publisher Steve Shanesy is there (as I type this) taking photos with his phone. I don’t have a lot of details yet, but here is the first look at the new Sweetheart socket chisels, which look like Stanley’s venerable 750 tools (and Lie-Nielsen’s). And a Bailey line of chisels, which look like standard tang chisels.
The shoulder plane is a No. 92. Other people have reported on this tool, but I have yet to see one in the flesh.
The Sweetheart chisels will (I think , I could be wrong) be made in Sheffield and range in size from 1/8″ up to 1-1/4″. Prices will be $29.99 each, except for the two largest sizes, which will be $39.99 each. An eight-piece set will be $199 and a four-piece set will be $110.
The Bailey Sheffield chisels will be sold as a five-piece set in sizes from 1/4″ up to 1-1/4″ for $79.99. The sets come with a leather tool roll and should be available in September.
More details as I get them. This is all I know.
– Christopher Schwarz
Other Hand Tool Resources You Might Like
– Get all of Adam Cherubini’s “Arts & Mysteries of Hand Tools” articles on one handy hand-tool CD.
– “Hand Tool Essentials,” our very well-priced book of the best hand-tool writing from Popular Woodworking Magazine.
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