How do you protect chisel edges?
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I've got about 20 chisels hanging on pegboard waiting to be knocked onto a concrete floor so their sharp edges can be chipped. Almost all of them have lost their edge guard. If you had some chisels without edge protectors what would you do to avoid the upcoming calamity I just described? There are two solutions I'm thinking about.
1) Buy edge guards online in sets of ten.
2) Buy some dipping plastic (Plasti-Dip) and see if that works.  
  All ideas will be appreciated. Thanks.
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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
IMO it is better to store them so that getting knocked off a pegboard is not inevitable. Just my opinion. I keep mine in a drawer of a home built tool chest.
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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
(11-04-2017, 02:01 PM)JSpill Wrote: If you had some chisels without edge protectors what would you do to avoid the upcoming calamity I just described? 

This tray moves about the shop and, when not needed, stores in a drawer.  I suppose it could just as easily hang on a wall if it were sloped back 20 degrees or so.






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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
(11-04-2017, 02:01 PM)JSpill Wrote: I've got about 20 chisels hanging on pegboard waiting to be knocked onto a concrete floor so their sharp edges can be chipped. Almost all of them have lost their edge guard. If you had some chisels without edge protectors what would you do to avoid the upcoming calamity I just described? There are two solutions I'm thinking about.
1) Buy edge guards online in sets of ten.
2) Buy some dipping plastic (Plasti-Dip) and see if that works.  
  All ideas will be appreciated. Thanks.
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I just make a sheath to fit out of cardboard and duct tape. Toss them in a tool bag, no problem.
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  Re: RE: How do you protect chisel edges? by Hank Knight (
(11-04-2017, 08:27 PM)Hank Knight Wrote: IMG_0057

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Ummm, Hank, that screwdriver on the bottom shelf right side is tilted slightly...... Rolleyes  Rolleyes  Crazy  Big Grin  Big Grin  Big Grin
Opps!! Correction...it's the second one from the right.. Rolleyes
"By God, we are First Marines, and all the communist bastards in the world cannot stop us from going where we intend to go"
Col. Chesty Puller USMC  At the  Chosin Reservoir North Korea 1950, "The Forgotten War"


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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
I'm with ohiomike. Put them in a box. Bring the box out or put it away.
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Tongue    Re: RE: How do you protect chisel edges? by Timberwolf ([quote='Hank Knight'...)
(11-04-2017, 09:27 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Ummm, Hank, that screwdriver on the bottom shelf right side is tilted slightly...... Rolleyes  Rolleyes  Crazy  Big Grin  Big Grin  Big Grin
Opps!! Correction...it's the second one from the right.. Rolleyes

Thanks, Jack. I fixed it. Wink
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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
(11-04-2017, 02:01 PM)JSpill Wrote: I've got about 20 chisels hanging on pegboard waiting to be knocked onto a concrete floor so their sharp edges can be chipped. Almost all of them have lost their edge guard. If you had some chisels without edge protectors what would you do to avoid the upcoming calamity I just described? There are two solutions I'm thinking about.
1) Buy edge guards online in sets of ten.
2) Buy some dipping plastic (Plasti-Dip) and see if that works.  
  All ideas will be appreciated. Thanks.

I keep mine in a roll.
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  Re: How do you protect chisel edges? by JSpill (I've got about 20 ch...)
(11-04-2017, 02:01 PM)JSpill Wrote: I've got about 20 chisels hanging on pegboard waiting to be knocked onto a concrete floor so their sharp edges can be chipped. Almost all of them have lost their edge guard. If you had some chisels without edge protectors what would you do to avoid the upcoming calamity I just described? There are two solutions I'm thinking about.
1) Buy edge guards online in sets of ten.
2) Buy some dipping plastic (Plasti-Dip) and see if that works.  
  All ideas will be appreciated. Thanks.

Quick and dirty way is to get a old piece of garden hose, cut it up into short pieces, cut a short slit in one side the width of the chisel, and push the chisel into the slit until it stops against the other side of the hose.

Not the prettiest but it will protect the chisel and not cost anything.
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