Unless they are meticulous in every aspect of their profession, the chisels in the average carpenter, electrician or even plumber's tol bag is somewhere between a paint can opener and a screwdriver. Almost none will have an edge to speak of. The reason is most users don't carry a way of sharpening with them. (oil stone or diamond stone, sharpening jig, lubricant and something to rest it all on).. Let alone spending the time to set it up and use it.
So their chisels are blunt. Some are so busy that when the original edge of the chisel is lost, they simply buy another. Others hold an inverted belt sander between their knees and wipe the chisel back and forth across the speeding belt. You can usually spot these guys as they don't normally have all their fingers.
MERC Pro is the first chisel to have quick change replaceable pre-sharpened cutting tips. Average change time is less than 1min. And each cutter comes with "no loose" retained fixings. So 15 minutes spent searching on the floor for missing screws.
MERC’s cutter tip’s are tolerance ground in High Speed Steel and plated in Titanium. Giving an edge that lasts up to 5 x longer than a regular chisel.
The cutter profile of MERC chisels are not limited by the same machining processes. So different “Task specific” cutter profiles have been designed to give a better finish, more quickly and tailored to the specific needs at hand.
Great care has been taken to design, develop and test every single component exhaustively. The chisel body alone undergoes 9 major processes and that’s before it’s individually checked, assembled and quality inspected by hand. Each chisel is issued with a signed Certificate of Authenticity which carries a unique reference number that pertains to its individual production.
MERC technology might be the ground breaking improvement that some have been waiting a long time for. M.E.R.C (M.Power. Edge. Ready. Chisel)