Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Stanley #80 bent blade

Jonathan Elliott
Following up on Dave's post about tuning up his #80. I have an 80 that I bought a Hock replacement blade for which is a fair amount thicker than original blade. Before I knew better, I used excessive tension via the thumb screw (like a couple turns with a wrench :O ) to compensate for a poorly sharpened blade to try and get the plane to perform the way I wanted. Now I have a blade that is bowed along is width and when I try to sharpen it, the middle of the blade is completely missed. Should I try to lightly bend it back or just keep sharpening it back to flat? Thanks!

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