Plane Restoration #1: Hock Blades

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Blog entry by Skeets posted 01-17-2009 01:15 AM 687 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I ordered two of his blades. After unwrapping one, I found a serious nick in the bevel. The shipping envelop had not been damaged but the overwrap around the blade was damaged right over the nick; clearly, the wrapped blade had been dropped or knocked. I sent an e-mail with a picture of the problem, and Ron Hock sent a replacement in a couple of days – no questions asked. I like that and will continue to be a customer!

-- Carl

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-17-2009 02:26 AM

I have always gotten great service from them. And Ron Hock actually answers the phone!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-17-2009 04:43 AM

Nice. I have received several with nicks, dings, even warped. Never thought enough of it to contact the mfg. Maybe I should have. I do like how the Hock irons perform.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 07:55 PM

The shipping clerk even wrote a personal note on the reship form saying she hoped this got to me OK! It’s nice dealing with real people.

-- Carl

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 08:10 PM

Look into Craftsman Studio for Hock blades. Last I looked they were cheaper than Ron’s prices on the Hock site (31.50 with free shipping, on-line order vs. 38.00 for a 2 inch iron, $10 S&H, phone orders only). How do they do it! I have used this site several times and the service and product are superb.

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-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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