Stanley FatMax’s folding pocket chisel (FMHT16145) was announced back in 2012, and although it was delayed, it was eventually released in late 2013.
FastCap’s folding pocket chisels have also been on the market for some time.
There’s nothing new to be said about the tool; my intent for the post is to remind you that tools like this exist. There have been a couple of occasions these past few months, where I wish I had a chisel close at hand. Not a good one, and not an improvised “I could use this knife as a chisel” type of tool, but a simple chisel for some quick work.
For those applications, this folding chisel might have been just what I needed.
At just $10, the Stanley pocket chisel isn’t a big investment. For regular use, or more demanding use I would probably consider FastCap’s different sizes. Or a traditionally-styled full-handled wood chisel.
Maybe the FastCap folding chisels offer more for the added cost? You can buy two of the Stanley chisels for the price of just one FastCap.
This isn’t a tool for building heirloom furniture. But if you’re doing something like installing a new pre-hung door, and the lock strike plate mortise isn’t exact, you’ll need quick chisel work to make things right.
How many of you would benefit from carrying a folding chisel in your pouch or tool bag?