Chisels for paring work?

I've been trying to fill out my workshop tools and have been looking for paring chisels such as the Stanley 720.  What I am finding is they are either way overpriced or in such bad shape that they are beyond help.  Do you recommend the Lie-Nielsen chisels with the longer handle for paring work, or do you find the longer steel of a 720 necessary?  Thanks. 

-Tom S.

Humble, TX

Our Expert

I suggest that you take a look at many other old brands of chisels which are not as high priced as the Stanley 720's. Swan, Taylor, and Pexto are just a few of the older brands of paring chisels which are still available at a reasonable price.


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