Grinding chip breakers

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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 10-30-2010 08:18 PM 1137 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2010 08:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane stanely chip breaker grinding

I got this email from Popular WW this AM.

What is the consensus among our plane people, good idea or not?

Thanks for your sage advice, Bob

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 09:28 PM

I’ve trued/cleaned up all of mine but haven’t had the problem they talk about. Older user tools i wouldn’t have any problem fixing it – if it is required. I can see the why and how.
A new tool is different, first I would talk with the maker (possible defect?) and go from there.

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 09:50 PM

I think this may be for planes that are rescued.
They also mention bending the chip breakers, I’ve had to put a bend back into one of mine a few years back.
I went out to the shop for a wee look.
All my Stanley & Record plans look fine and I cant see any real point in grinding them.
My Norris is one heavy lump of metal and as it was made.
The Spiers plane looks as though some work has been done on it or perhaps that is how it came?
I think If there were any complaint with the Stanley chip breaker, putting in a thicker one would be an idea.
I’m following this great thread in the hope that some of the Plane LJ’s give some input.


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