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Re: And it hasn't helped in others...

david weaver
..if you go to most forums, you'll find glowing reviews about the stayset, but woven into them are all kinds of tips about how to make it work better. The conclusion from the fans seems to lean toward "but they're still way better than stanley - they're thicker plus it's two pieces instead of one". Fellows like you and me tend to think "oh well, maybe mine just wasn't quite right" and the fans win out.

I guess the concept sounds great when someone finds putting a cap iron back on a plane to be a precarious time sucking event, but if it was that big of an issue, I think it would've been done that way on stanley planes, too.

My lone remaining stayset has been far more trouble than its worth. It looks like they fetch well on ebay, though - so that's good. Good idea in concept (still think so even though actual use doesn't bear it out that consistently) - even with the cap set close, you could hone a few times before you had to reset it. But taking the plane apart from time to time to remove shavings that got between the iron and cap iron - not much of a time saver. Twice in a row in a few strokes, and the plane is in danger of being tested for flight characteristics.

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