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Mark Hennebury
Hi Patrick,
I am not a historian, i don't own any of these books or references, I looked them up today because i get abuse when i answer the false statements that "no one knew".

The fact is the function of the chipbreaker was widely known.
It was written in many publications.
And explained in enough detail to know that it functions to reduce tearout by the amount it is setback from the edge.

You can try to make the argument that some publications stated 1/16" setback, and that won't make any difference to prevent tearout, but on straight grain work you don't need a chipbreaker anyway.
But lets face it the setback is not an absolute, and you wont get beaten with a stick for moving it closer.
Most publication suggest moving it closer for more difficult grain and further for rough work or straight grain.

If you take the Stanley double iron setup, (hardly an obscure company)

It states; The plane iron cap should extend back 1/16" for general work, On cross grained or curly wood it should be as near to the cutting surface as possible.

That is pretty clear.

The point is there were many references to the function of the chipbreaker, and people being rude to me for stating that fact wont change it.

It is not that the knowledge wasn't available, the question is why did so many miss it?

How could people who are passionate about hand plane, users, makers and teachers, not know about the chipbreaker effect?

Why would people who own planes not have experimented with the chipbreaker position? There are not too many variables on a plane,( once you complete a basic tune up) Chipbreaker setback and throat opening are the main two, you could grind a backbevel, but that is pretty much it.

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