I feel bad. A year or two ago I said the Draper (UK) spokeshave would be more than adequate as a user spokeshave to begin woodworking with. Today I am forced to say do not buy a Draper spokeshave. We mentioned it on our tool buying guide for Common Woodworking in good faith because it was an economical introduction for those unsure about how much they wanted to invest woodworking. But Draper have not held the standard of the ones I trialled. No sirree! They downgraded component parts to save fractions of fractions of a penny and any new woodworker would find it extremely difficult to get one to take a single shaving. Who is in charge of buying in stock for this company should be sent packing. The engineering is very low grade as are the parts. I am saying sorry to everyone for supporting Draper. I found the user of the new one we bought to check it out so frustrated and herein lies the problem—any new woodworker would automatically think this issue was them and not the new and sparkly tool.