Hand Tools

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Re: Bill had the chinese iron analyzed

Winston
I bought one of these blades not too long ago. I was looking for a blade that I could use in an old Stanley #5 for heavy stock removal -- which means it had to be inexpensive so that I wouldn't feel bad about grinding a heavy camber, and more importantly, it had to be thin, so that the mouth of the plane wouldn't get clogged when taking thick shavings. All the other blades that I was able to find for sale were "premium" blades that are much thicker than the original Stanley blades and didn't leave enough room in the mouth for a thick shaving to pass.

Luckily, the blade I got was reasonably flat to begin with, so I didn't have to put in too much work to flatten it.

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