Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
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Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
I have not been enamoured by the flatness of the new style LN or Veritas chipbreakers. What I do is add about 1mm bend (carefully to retain squareness!) between the screw and the toe. This adds a little spring, which helps resists losing position.

Perhaps I have been unlucky with the quality of the Stanley chipbreakers, but with the exception of just one or two, all have been too flexible, which causes the leading edge to open up when tightened down, or creep over the edge of the blade when tightened down. I know that Warren and David prefer the Stanley chipbreakers; I have not found a way to do so.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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