Hand Tools Archive

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John in NM
More buffing would help. Maybe a steeper bevel then a light buff would do the same.

I think the reason that the plane blades I would buff years ago for very difficult jobs did not hold up well is that they had a buffed edge on a very acute edge coming right off the grinder.

Some steels are going to need a steeper bevel to not fold while chopping. The polished edge makes it work well in spite of the steeper bevel. Just a guess.

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