Roughneck Bolster & Cold Chisel Set 3Pcs
Good value all-round performer
Having spent several hours with my dad's old, blunt bolster taking up two thirds of a patio, I decided to invest in one of my own. The set seemed like a good option as it would cover a mix of uses and worked out cheaper than buying each item separately. Given my tendency towards the occasional wayward blow with the lump hammer the hand guards were also an appealing feature! The new set performed well and I managed to get through the rest of the patio a lot quicker. Like some other reviews, I did find that the hand guards did have a tendency to slip up the shaft every now and then, although this was easily corrected. In terms of durability: time and usage will tell how long they keep their edge but so far very happy with the purchase.
18 Feb 2015
Sturdy set which has easily done all I've asked so far. Look and feel really well made and should last the test of time. Only issue I have is that after a good few blows the plastic moves toward the bottom and needs banging back up.
5 Aug 2014
seems decent quality
I've only had limited use of the Brick Bolster and cold chisel. Used the cold chisel to cut through some 5mm rope wire and did the job just fine. Used the Brick Bolster to dress a few lumps of stone and did the job just fine also. Too soon to say how quickly they will become blunt. Only slight dissappointment is that the rubber grip slides down the shaft when you miss the chisel end. It does stop you breaking your hand of course, but Bolsters I've had in the past have had grips that stay in place and don't slide along the shaft.
3 Sep 2013
Look well made and solid, but guard moves towards top of chisels after only a few blows, so that you end up hitting the plastic of the guard and not the steel of the chisel. Full marks to Screwfix for refunding without quibble.
22 Aug 2013