Linco Chisels

I have heard the brand name “Linco” mentioned a few times on Canadian hand tool forums. But, like the Sasquatch, I never sighted one myself … until recently.

This graduated set of Linco socket chisels looks like a typical set of Swedish chisels in most ways.

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The decal on the handle of these chisels really reminds me of the green and yellow decals on the Wallins chisels that are typically seen in Canada. That is probably something that is worth looking into.


Here’s an example of a Wallins decal one for comparison.Wallins - Green & Yellow 550px 1b


The width of the chisel is stamped near the top of the socket rather than on the flat part of the blade. It’s a deep, crisp stamp, too. This is very unusual. I haven’t seen this done on any other Swedish chisels.

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The back of the blade has the commonly seen “MADE IN SWEDEN” stamp on them. One of these days I’m going to make a list of all of the Brands of Swedish chisels that have this same blade stamp. Unless someone beats me to it. 🙂

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I get the feeling that the Linco brand is confined to the Canadian market and that it’s not even common there. That’s just a hunch, though.


2 comments on “Linco Chisels
  1. Randall Nelson says:

    These Linco chisels have something else in common with the Wallins chisels, at least with the socket type- a rounded, flaring top to the socket. I only have one Wallins socket and it is virtually the same as these, except these Linco’s have the dimension stamp at the top. The colors of these stickers are almost identical to the OK chisels you posted recently, also. This may indicate common ancestry!

  2. Birch says:

    Those Linco and Wallins chisels look very similar in many ways.

    The size stamp on the upper part of the Linco chisel’s socket is a very unique feature for a Swedish socket chisel.

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