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Forum topic by planeBill posted 07-17-2014 11:44 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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planeBill

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07-17-2014 11:44 PM

I picked up a Stanley number 12 the other day and when I took it apart to begin the clean up and tune I discovered that it didn’t have a smooth scraper type blade in it but a toothed blade, forget the proper name for them. This seems to be an uncommon blade? Is it a pre scraper blade? what is its main/best usage?

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 11:52 PM

its primary use was for veneering, but it works well for preconditioning on really difficult grain. Hit it with a toothed blade, then a smoother or regular scraper.

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 11:59 PM

This LN video should be useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl8Tj1lUha4

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 12:39 AM

Good video, Ray. Thanks.

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 05:15 AM

Here's one I built. They are useful for a lot of things.

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#5 posted 07-18-2014 02:34 PM

planeBill-
Blood and Gore says that the original toothing blades are “quite scarce” and may be worth more than the tool itself. He talked about them coming in 22, 28, or 32 teeth per inch. Nice find.

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