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Rob Lee

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 03:25 AM

Hi all-

Couple of comments on plane handles.

Firstly – we can make any shape we want…and the shape we have designed is ergonomically correct for how we want the force applied by your hand to be directed through the mouth of the plane. We modelled this extensively. The handles are also designed for larger hands, and different bench heights than were used historically.

The handle is a key part of the tool – what it looks like is really secondary to us. It would have been far easier from a marketing standpoint to just copy every other handle shape out there….and settle on something far sexier in shape.

That would completely compromise our design…executed from first principles throughout the line.

Truthfully – you all should be modifying all of your tool handles to suit your own handle preferences in the first place. Any single design will only suit a part or the population in the first place. We put a lot of effort into ensuring handles on many of our tools are easy to replace….


(on vacation in SC)

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