Sorley Chisels

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Has anyone ever heard of these, they have a kangaroo branded on the  
handles. Are they any good? I can get a full set of 8 for $50 but don't  
want to waste money if they are garbage.

Thanks,
Sam

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Never heard of them, but my first guess is the kanagaroo is to mislead  
you into thinking they come from Australia rather than China, and the  
name is intended to be confused with Sorby.  

le looks like b in a hurry.

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Ecnerwal wrote:
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Thanks,

That is kind of what I was thinking. The strange thing is that I believe  
these were purchased prior to the cheap Chinese imports becoming so  
common. I am going by the sellers description, at first I was hoping he  
didn't know what he really had but he was quite firm on them being Sorley.

I'll see whether anyone else weighs in on this before finalizing my  
decision.


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I guess this is a lucky day for me. They are actually Sorby so the price  
is pretty good.

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Sam Unruh said the following on 23/04/2010 05:20:
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I suggest checking how old the tools are. I don't think the 2 Sorby  
Kangaroo chisels which I have are HSS.

Duncan


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Duncan Hoyle wrote:
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Thankyou. I will do that.

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Hi Sam,


I have some older Sorby turning tools and find the scrapers and 1 1/2 in
spindle roughing gouge especially useful. The other gouges are not bad
either. You have to sharpen more often, but you should anyway. Sorby's
pre-hss "Sheffield steel" was pretty good stuff.  I don't consider them
garbage and at $6.25 each, I would buy the set if you don't.

                    
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