New scraper plane
I have been wanting a scraper plane for a long time. I’m tired of the heat and stress on my old hands caused by regular card scrapers. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I opted for a #80. It’s based on the Stanley plane of the same no. It’s made by Kunz, a German company. Here are a couple of photos. It’s a nicely made plane for it’s price, and I hope I can learn to love the green color. It’s very nicely finished in epoxy. Nothing slipshod at all. Now I just have to find out the sharpening angle (I think it’s 45 deg.) on the net. Please let me know if you have any sharpening and or proper use tips for me on this. I know there are lot’s of #80 users out there.
Other planes I plan to buy
Kunz has a couple of other planes I want really bad. A no.4 smoother and a no.5 Jack. I wanted to show them to you as they seem like e a nice alternative to a Lie-Nielsen for example.
These planes are made from annealed car iron, Norris type adjuster on top which takes care of all adjustment and the irons are over 1/8” thick and 2” wide made from 62 HRC. The paint is epoxy like on the scraper plane. I can’t wait to get these, but I have to wait until next Christmas for these. I have been buying my stuff from Dictum in Germany. They have great products including Lie-Nielsen and Veritas, but I think the Kunz planes are the best value. I will try to do a review when I eventually get them. I just thought you might find it interesting to see something other than what is on offer where you live. I’ve never been disappointed with any product from this country. Not sure how the freight would be to the USA or Canada, so that might be a make or break factor if you consider buying anything from them here.
I would appreciate any comments on the Norris type adjusters if you have any experience with them.
I don’t own any Dictum stock, just thought you might like to see alternatives to what you have available in the US or Canada. Thanks for reading.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.