The problem with the 151 spokeshave

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Forum topic by Loren posted 04-04-2013 04:31 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2013 04:31 PM

... is if you drop them they might break. My old one did anyway,
a couple of days ago when I dropped it about 4 feet onto concrete.

The presence of the adjustment screws means that a lot of material
is removed from the casting at what is already a vulnerable point.

I have a newer 151 too… and I think it may be made of a tougher
new alloy, but the geometry and weakness is pretty similar.

So… if you’re buying spokeshaves you might want to consider
this factor.

Still, an old 151 is a good buy at $10 or so.


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#1 posted 04-04-2013 04:38 PM

Record made malleable ones. Much better to have with concrete floors in your shop. They are denoted with an “A” in front of the number.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 04:45 AM

Stanley also made a malleable iron version of the 151—the 151M (naturally)

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