|Forum topic by bluekingfisher||posted 09-02-2015 11:38 AM||779 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-02-2015 11:38 AM
I was chewin the fat with another wodworker recently when he mentioned how poor the edge retention was on his single and only Veritas chisel. The steel is the PM-V11 variety ( forget to ask what angle he hones the bevel at) I was surprised at his statement considering the fact he does not work with overly abrasive woods and of course the ‘high tech’ nature of the steel, (which appears to be a closely guarded secret at Veritas).
I’m sure it may just be a one off as I have a couple of small block planes with the Veritas PM-V11 steel irons in place. I have never had cause to doubt the quality or longevity of a sharpened edge on mine, so I told him to contact Veritas and seek guidance.
It did however cause me enough concern to offer the story to LJ’s for their response. So, does anyone have a tale to tell regarding edge retention on -V11 steel.
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