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Plane irons of Olde

03-19-2016 08:23 PM by james3one | 6 comments »

Do Not, Do Not, Do Not replace your old Stanley Irons. In case you missed it, Do Not replace your old Stanley Hand Plane Irons. It’s become an automatic assumption that you have to switch out those old feeble irons and put in a new, thick, cryogenically treated, advanced powdered steel, walks on water, slices dices and juliennes blade. The old blades work, Especially if you don’t grind them off. Take the old blade, hone the edge and get to work. The only exception might be if you’re working in all hardwoods and exotics all the time. Then maybe get a new blade for your smoother. For most of your milling and basic smoothing needs that old Stanley blade is just f...

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