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dw- Plane notes from the field #7: WHY WERE HAND PLANES CORRUGATED

11-27-2016 10:04 PM by Don W | 16 comments »

After a question was posted elsewhere and a discussion pursued, I decided to do some research on WHY WERE HAND PLANES CORRUGATED. Part of my intent was to debunk the theory that Stanley came up with it as a marketing gimmick. I think that was a success. Let me know what you think. The debate rages on. Why are hand planes corrugated. Some say it reduces friction. Some say it does not. Here is what I can dig up on the subject. This is historical facts of why early plane makers thought it was a good idea. Marketing? Maybe. You can decide. Keep in mind, Stanley was far from the first to offer corrugated ...

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