The problem with the 151 spokeshave

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Loren posted 04-04-2013 04:31 PM 1389 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Loren's profile (online now)


10390 posts in 3646 days

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.

2 replies so far

View paratrooper34's profile


915 posts in 2950 days

#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

View DocBailey's profile


584 posts in 2358 days

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

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics