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Really great value. I've got some finer chisels, but is that what you want to use to take bark off a round of Ash or inspect a reclaimed wooden beam? Not really. These DeWalt chisels are alright. Pretty sharp and sturdy and you get a good variety of blade sizes for the price. These are now my go-to, work horse chisels.
The "waffle" face of your framing hammer wasn't inteded to stike hard metal. It is to provide better hammering action on nails. The metal cap is to help protect the handle of the chisel. I have used similar Stanley chisels for 20 years without issues. These DeWalt have a better ergonomic handle. They fit nice in the hand.
I have been swinging hammers for awhile now, if I may offer my two cents. Lose the steel cap from the strike end of the chisel, nothing beats up a waffle hammer worse than the steel cap of a chisel, except a cats paw.
Marpels chisel's are a good example of how to dissipate & grab striking energy without hurting the waffle of a hammer.