Seems like a great chisel, I've liked my Stanley chisels (I have 2 sets/1 unused) and supposedly these FatMax chisels are 50% "stronger" than the Stanley chisels, we will see.............. Thought this handy 1/4" size was a good value at the $8+ price, and buying via HomeDepot.com was very convenient.
I bought this set online and visited the store to collect them. I made a point of inspecting the set before leaving the service desk, and I am glad I did. 2 out of the 4 chisels had visible nicks in the blade and one of them looked like it had been used to pry out nails. I am normally happy with DeWalt tools but this is the one exception so far.
Nice and sharp out of the box just what I wanted sturdy tool could ask for better
I needed a bit that would cut fibers on a large tree root that was up against a house concrete foundation wall. This tool was perfect for the job. Small enough to get close to the concrete without damage; and sharp enough to cut through the root fibers to break apart the roots. Easy to sharpen as the bit dulled from use.
I needed a chisel to square off corners left over when routing stopped dadoes and the like. I can't believe how sharp this thing is right out of the package. I don't even need to use a hammer with it, just a little bit of pressure and it cuts right through some softer cherry that I've been working with. Hands down one of the sharpest tools I have ever bought, I really like that it comes with the little plastic cap to protect the sharp cutting edge.
Haven't bothered to read the instructions yet. Having too much fun with the chisel sharpening feature. Users should have a box of band aids handy. Those tools gets really, really sharp.
This, and Buck Bros., is a good choice for anyone looking for an off-the-shelf solution. Good and sharp, and it kept an edge for a good while.
I've had these chisels for two years now, and I haven't needed to sharpen them yet. I've only used them on pine and cedar, once or twice a month. So they haven't been put through a torture test, but they also haven't been sitting on the shelf unused. I'm happy with their weight, and picked them over other options because they were the best quality for the money. The metal striking ends and the included tip covers are also great features.
Don't bother buying these cheap chisels. They are not sharp, and even after sharpening they don't last long. Do yourself a favor and buy the Stanley chisels instead. Their 3 piece set is only $5 more. They are sharper, straighter, and hold their edge much longer! Definitely worth $5 extra dollars.
We were installing over 100 boards of sheet rock, these screws make the process quick and clean.
These screws are generally pretty good. Like most bulk screws you have the occasional bad screw, but they are few and far between.
I worked for a drywall company for 9 years and saw many, many different brands of #6 1 1/4" screws. The last batch (5lbs) I bought at Home Depot were the worst I've ever used. They were extremely dull. They have a large amount of oil metal shavings on them. Also, they were definitely larger than a #6. Bad Bad BAD screws. There are few things more frustrating than trying to make it through a box of bad fasteners. To be fair, I've bought this brand before and they were fine.
These are excellent screws however they are a bit pricey.
This tool set is worthless. I cannot cut a single thing, the edge is not sharp at all and is ground to a very steep bevel, so I can't even sharpen it.
These screws are garbage. 20% of them had their heads break off as they were being driven in. Another 20% could not make it all the way in but as soon as a “good” screw was put into the same hole I was able to drive them right into the same hole. Easily 40% of the box is garbage. The “regular” black screws work much better. I used an impact driver as well as a regular drill with the same negative results.
What can one say about a screw? It works - easy tapping & secure head slot
I have had my set for well over 15 years. They have never failed me. They stay sharp and don't loose an edge. Someone stole ( borrowed with no return) my 5/8 but thanks to Home Depot i can go to any store and replace it.
Edge seems too soft and showed nicks almost immediately
Great product. Chisels took a pounding with a mallet and I was able to sharpen after long use. Good handles and blade guards.
You wont get screwed buying these; and they're not just for drywall!
These are great screws they are easy to start, and have a low tendency to break when sinking up, there is also a low occurence of head stipping. They also have great holding power, and do not tend to back out with material expansion. It completely met all my needs for this type of product.
Good screws, can't say anything bad about them. The website is making me type more words....
Your problems have been solved by the folks who bring you the Drill doctor. I have always had a hard time free hand sharpening chisels and plane irons. The Worksharp 3000 makes almost anyone a pro in no time. The unit is pretty much foolproof with guides for the tool edge and angle. I can quickly run through the grits on tools that are getting an initial treatment. Touch-ups take only seconds after that, If I am at the stage on a project where I am doing a lot of chisel work, I just keep the Worksharp on the bench and do a quick touch-up as required. A sharp tool makes better, faster cuts and is safer to use.