Great blades at a great price

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Review by Chris Wright posted 02-22-2013 06:15 PM 3144 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I build a lot of handplanes and when I was looking for an inexpensive high quality blade set I.came across there blades. Woodcraft’s house brand, they offer blades for the #3 (153917 $15.99), #4&5 (153918 $16.98) and the #6/7 (153919 $20.99). After using the V3 handplanes extensively, I was familiar with how well the blades preformed. They are ground at 25 degrees and require honing out of the packaging but the hold an edge well and are very flat. At almost an eighth of an inch thick, they are heavy-duty and can take a lot of abuse with minimal chatter. When paired with a heavy chip breaker (I use the Hock) you now have a great blade set that can be used in a plane project or can be a cost effective way to upgrade an old bench plane.

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 06:35 PM

Thanks for the review, I have a WoodRiver plane and am satisfied with it.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 03:57 AM

Great tip man! I caught this on your last plane project. Although I’m not crazy about the square hock chip breaker. I want to build another plane but I might go with the LN chip breaker. Looks a little better. To bad WR doesn’t. Make a a chip breaker to.

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 03:45 AM

I wonder if these are considered O2 steel or what?

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 10:49 AM

T 10 water hardening steel. Great blades. I have a selection. Better when matched up to the thick chipbreakers. They fit older Stanley planes with little or no adjustmant and turn them into proper tools.

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