February 2, 2021

FLEXCUT MC150 Carving Chisels and Gouges for Woodworking Starter Set of 6

Are you considering the Flexcut MC150 carving set? Flexcut has delivered a set of six chisels and gouges that are fitted with razor-sharp, high-carbon steel blades, which should work to provide you with a pleasant wood carving experience. So, what can we say about the wooden toolbox and its contents? It is a very mature and honest-looking product. I would recommend this product for semi-professionals and beginners. If you have been in the industry for quite some time, you will most likely know what tools you are looking for. This product has been designed to fill the gap between professional, high-quality tools and mid-range, entry-level ones.

It is quite possible that you do this as a hobby and sells some of your items; therefore, you want tools that can produce a high-end quality product but without too much of a financial commitment. This product checks those boxes adequately. It has been made with sturdy ash handles that promote precision and accuracy. The manufacturers have made this product ready to go. In this article, we will be looking at how well it performs, how safe it is and how we feel about the presentation of the product. Let’s look at this carving tool collection.

Wood Carving Tools – ✓ get:

  • MC403 #3 x 1″
  • MC305 #5 x 11/16″
  • MC208 #7 x 7/16″
  • MC311 #11 x 1/4″
  • MC411 #10 x 9/16″
  • MC360 60 deg. x 3/8″

Pros 

  • Made from hard carbon.
  • Beautiful design
  • Longer blades for deeper cuts.
  • Suitable for all sorts of projects.
  • It has strong but flexible blades.

Cons

  • Wooden handles

Aesthetics

This light brown, glossy finish looks and feels very high class. The handle of the product is made from a sturdy ash handle. The product’s blade comes with a matte black finish which offers the consumer something different from the regular silver steel handles.

Flexcut MC208 Mallet Sweep

This razor-sharp stiff carbon steel blade looks quite dignified. I am not sure if many people who enjoy woodcarving would not appreciate the beauty of this product. We can assume that the reason why the product looks so good is related to the reason why it costs so much. It is rare to find a beautiful product for a price lower than this. 

Performance Review

Looking at the performance of these blades, I can say that I am satisfied. Hard carbon is exceptionally well known amongst manufacturers not for bending or breaking easily. This means that you will have the capacity to carve out any difficulty. You will not necessarily struggle with dense or significant cuts of wood. What I also appreciate about this product is the length of the blades. 

Improved versatility is a significant aspect to consider when doing a performance review. Many manufacturers make their blades smaller to generate power from the hands of the user. They often do this because they do not trust the strength of their blades not to bend or break whilst being used. Using longer blades will also allow the consumer to make deeper cuts in the wood they are working on. With this product, we can see that the manufacturer trusts in the steel quality.

The handle of the product is made from wood, which can be both good and bad. They have tried to make it more beautiful and pristine by adding would preserving oil, but this has also made the handle quite slippery. To make this picture clearer imagine if you were using this product for an extended period in the sun and your hands begin to sweat. It would end up making the group very slippery and dangerous to use. 

Safety

This product is a very safe option for you to buy. It is made from durable carbon steel that will not easily bend or break. Many consumers will tell you that they have sustained an injury from steel breaking. This is because the sharp part cannot be accounted for as the steel breaks. The handle on this product is also very durable.

This means you can attempt to handle hardwoods without fear of damaging the product. It comes in a box easily sealed and can be well hidden from young children. When discussing safety around a knife, you must always consider that it is still a knife at the end of the day. This means that you should treat it as though you would treat any knife in the house and keep it out of reach from children.  

Who is the Flexcut MC150 ideal for?

Looking at the quality and presentation of this Flexcut MC150, I would argue that it is well suited for semi-professionals. By semi-professionals, I mean that this is not your full-time career, but it is something you can generate an income from based on your level of skill. This is because the product is very mature.

If you know someone who has been doing wood carving for quite some time, but their tools are old, this is a thoughtful gift you can buy for them. It is almost guaranteed to offer you a high-quality experience and product. The product also looks good, meaning it is a nice thing to have in the house if you wish to show people your pieces. 

Our Verdict

In conclusion, I would recommend the MC150 for someone looking to up their woodcarving game. If you have been practising for quite a while with a beginner set and now think that you can handle much more complicated tasks, this is an excellent option to consider for your upgrade. It comes in a well-presented light Brown box with a slot for every knife.

One might wonder whether it is better to get a case with fewer items of higher quality or buy a set of more items at a lower rate. The answer to this question lies in how good you want your product to be.

You can expect a lower-end product if you buy a case of low-quality knives with shorter blades. Instead of using these knives we have written about today, and you can expect a more polished product. You will also be able to make deeper cuts on stricter wood cuts. Thanks to the Flexcut Tool Company, we have an excellent mallet carving toolset. We love a package deal.

David D. Hughes
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