I bought a few of these individually versus a package deal as they each were on sale and am saving a lot of money this way! This is one sharp chisel right out of the package it shved my arm bare!
Dovetails and squaring up moritses are what I use this chisel for most and I have yet to need to sharpen it! Great chisel Sears!
Decent chisel. Edge not as good as I hoped for.
Kool tool very sturdy
I bought a 3-tool set of the same series a couple of years ago, and these chisels have stayed sharp and rust-free. The set didn't have a 1/4-inch chisel, so I bought this one just to complete the set. I like the looks, feeling and durability of these chisels. The Craftsman hand tool warranty is also a factor, though I don't use it very often (I like to take care of my tools).
The chisel I received did not match the picture on the website. I ordered this chisel to go along with a set of 1/2", 3/4", and 1" Black Handled Craftsman Chisels that were made in the USA that I had previously purchased and have found to be fine chisels. The picture looked like the 1/4" chisel had the same handle and design. Well, the one I received has a rubberized red and black handle and it is no longer made in the USA. This was the disappointment. I thought I would be completing my set. The chisel was fairly sharp. I honed the chisel and it works fine and the handle has good ergonomics. It doesn't come with a rubber protector for the business end of the chisel like the others did.
I needed to purchase this chisel online, as my local Sears does not stock it. Just be aware of what you will be receiving.
Needed this chisel for a project I was doing at home. It was plenty sharp enough and had a good feel to it. No complaints and I would buy other Craftsman chisels if the need ever arose.