Produces a glass smooth finish on straight grained as well as highly figured woods. A slotted blade adjustment screw can be set to cut a fine shaving or tightened to produce a coarse cut. Sole is 3-1/4" x 2-5/8". Blade is 2 3/4 wide by 1 5/8 long.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I use this tool to supplement a scraper plane and hand scrapers. Out of the box, it makes a little dust as you push it along the work, indicating a pretty dull blade.
The sole is in terrible condition, requiring a lot of grinding on the diamond stones to get it anywhere near flat and smooth. I got the vast majority of the tool marks out before I called it quits. A belt sander might be a good first tool to use on the sole. I started with a 100 grit diamond stone and it took about 45 minutes of grinding before I moved on to finer grits.
The blade needed sharpening before putting the burr on it. The blade is beveled at 45 degrees, which is where I left it, being the same as my scraper plane.
The blade is held by a crossbar, fastened by 2 metric M6 hex head bolts. UGH!! It surely isn't easy to set the blade height... So, either drill and tap the threads for common thumbscrews or studded knobs or buy metric versions of thumbscrews/knobs. The metric versions...
What a shabby job of manufacturing a tool. The scraper sole was no where near flat. It had grinding marks deep enough to easily catch (break) a finger nail. I spent quite a while lapping the sole. Never did get all of the grinding marks out, but the sole seems fairly flat now. The blade was ground at 45 degrees, but had huge nicks in several places. For 5 bucks, I replaced the blade with one from Veritas. After much work and a new blade, the scraper now works okay. Bottom line, pay an extra 20 dollars and buy a Veritas cabinet scraper. Undoubtedly, it will be ready to use right out of the box.
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