A: Yes, the 16-150 is manufactured in China.
A: This product is not made in USA.
A: does not come as sharp as I like my chisel, but once you hone its great
A: No they had a good edge on them
A: All chisels dont come "sharp" and should be sharpened before using. You can use sandpaper (cheapest to get started but longer in the long run) or sharpening stones. I prefer diamond sharpening stones, they are the most expensive but will last my lifetime and dont need to be flattened with waterstones. I wouldnt use a honing guide, hold the chisel at the angle it is already at and push the chisel away from you across the sharpening stone. As your arms are further away from you they will rotate the chisel to a different angle and put a camber (sort of round in the middle) in the iron, this is actually an advantage vs using a honing guide.
A: I use a bench grinder to sharpen mine when they really require a resurfacing; however, for general touch-up and maintenance you can use a honing guide coupled with a sharpening stone. Home Depot sells one that I have used and found adequate to keep the chisels sharp. It's available at (http://www.homedepot.com/p/POWERTEC-Chisel-Honing-Guide-71025/207185621)
A: Depending on how bad you have messed up the cutting surface you can use a bench grinder to get it back to where you can get it razor sharp with a whet stone and leather strap. Hope that helps
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