As several readers was quick to point out the other day via comments and private emails, Stanley’s new Pocket Chisel is not the first tool of its kind to hit the market. FastCap currently offers a series of Pocket Chisels as well as several accessories to go along with them.
Pocket Chisels offer several benefits. Most importantly, a concealed chisel tip is protected and less likely to be chipped or dulled during transport. A concealed chisel is also much less likely to damage or tear through tool pouches, pockets, and bags. As a bonus, a folded chisel is more compact and easier to carry.
FastCap offers several folding chisel sizes: 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″. Plus, they also make a bunch of other “pocket tools:”
- 300 and 600 grit combo diamond sharpener
- 1000 grit sharpener
- putty knife
- multi-purpose putty knife
- laminate saw
- pull saw
The chisels are priced at about $20-25 and the putty knives $10. Or you can buy a complete kit for $100-110.
Other Pocket Tools (via McFeelys)
This might come as a surprise to you – FastCap’s chisels are made in the USA!
Maybe we’ll do a comparison once the Stanley chisel hits the market, but both brands bring different things to the table.