Hand Tools

Subject:
Test results
Response To:
Re: Adhered ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
My experience with V11 is that it's probably similar in edge holding to the tsunesaburo iron, and though the tsunesaburo iron isn't forged, it's better than most forged irons. Clifton's old forged iron is a good comparison. Clifton's "hand forged" iron was a decent iron, but it's never showed much in tests.

David, I have had the PM-V11 - Clifton O1 (vintage hammered version) - Smoothcut (Tsunesaburo) on test head-to-head using a LN #51 shooting plane/Stanley #52 shooting board, planing the same piece of hardwood end grain. This was a fairly controlled set up.

The PM-V11 was the clear winner (60 good shavings), followed by the Smoothcut (40 good shavings), and the Clifton a weak third (22 good shavings).

Regards from Perth

Derek

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