Is Cheap Wood Chisels Better Than Expensive Chisels?

I’m so excited when I find out the good tools for wood chisels. I’m sure that if you are here, you are confusing what is the best choice when facing on many tools of the wood chisel. Besides the real and perfect tools, there are many cheap brands about the wood chisel with the bad product, weak materials, and limited skill, not forget the main things here is the price, low price always makes you blind, and you will buy it with many risks. So with my experience before I buy it, I read, watched the review and asked friends, I’m sure I can guide you what the things to know and avoid when you want to buy wood chisel.

Price, price, and price

Everything will have a price of it’s. But nowadays there are still have crazy things in the world like Xiaomi of China, the cheap smartphone with excellent quality as compared with iPhone, or Samsung. That’s all, it just a hot trend in a recent when human have been developt in a constant area, and this sector is popular in the world, I mean, all people need it. Now go back to the wood chisels, what do you think there are also have cheap wood chisels with good quality? For me, the answer is not. Why? Let’s compare with two product here. I’m the one who bought it, and the result is very amazing.

The first product I bought in a market and that is the first time I buy the wood chisel with no experience because I want to create one wooden doll for my younger sister and my thought seems very simple just buy one. And then I went the market, asked the người bán hàng,  he introduced many types of wood chisels and with a different cost also. Finally, I bought the tools which were a little higher than the tools had the cheapest cost. It is made in China, no stranger with you guys, right.

Start with the first cut. OMG, It is so awful, my wood had rough, it looks so bad; moreover, when you use it in the wood it is so hard to use, and chisels, the weight of it may increase many times, and it makes my hand feel hurt. Overall, It not sharp, it takes my time, it breaks my doll, and it makes my hand feel uncomfortable. There’s nothing more to be said that terrible. After using it once I throw it in a corner and find my friends to ask help.

The second time I bought the wood chisel was for my father. My father is a man very keen on with the wood product, and in that time he wants to try to create a wood chair with dragon texture for his room, he is a fan of dragon and dæmon. I remembered about the tool with bad memories in the last time, so this time I asked my friend to buy a new one with good quality. And I found tools from Japan, the unique thing in this tool is that you have to book to Japanese who make it, the thing here is they make it by themselves, it different with the first tool, mass production. 60 product was finished in 3 months said by salespersons. This product has 1 item, that why the price when you buy 1 set will higher, not like the kits of China.

You know that if you try the bad thing before, you will know how awesome this tool. By the way, about the benefit, this tool made from carbon steel whereas China’s tool is CR-V steel. What to know the second in this sector is tool material. Characteristic of Carbon steel is crispy but very sharp. And when I compared it together, Japan’s tool is brighter and thicker; the shape is the same. When I cut the wood, the surface so smooth and it is straightforward to use, no more feeling heavy. The sound is so catchy.

This is the finished surface when using China’s tool.

This is the finished surface when using Japan’s tool

The price of two devices

–    China is 11$

–    Japan is 19.2$

You can refer to some product here. I checked it so you can rest assured.


With the double prices, The second tool I bought is excellent. Listen to me, try to accumulate money to buy a perfect item, don’t be cheap and then waste it. So this is my experience when purchasing wood chisel. I hope you can find useful things from my writing. Thank you. See you in another my written.

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