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#80 scraper update info for new ones

There are many wrong assumptions about scrapers and that’s why so many people abandon them when they arrive brand new. I often hear visitors in my workshop where one of them points to #80 cabinet scrapers and tell their children or spouses that what’s on the workbench is a spokeshave. Look in the spokeshave category on …

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Why 45 degrees on Cabinet scraper blades?

Following the blog I did to redress concerns I had with the Kunz #80 cabinet scrapers, I received some questions because the manufacturers decided to send out the scrapers with square-ground edges instead of with the 45-degree standard bevel required for the scraper to function correctly. The makers may not know this but in my view …

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Question on Kunz #80 Cabinet Scraper

Question: HI! Paul, Happy New Year! Not to beat a dead horse, but I received a Kunz 80 for Christmas. I was pleased to find that the blade had one side beveled to 45 degrees. That was the only good thing I could find. The sole was very roughly ground and does indeed mar the …

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Questioning the Kunz #80 scraper

Someone asked me to try the Kunz blade in the Stanley #80. It fits fine and the blade thickness is about the same as Record and Stanley types too. In my view a scraper blade should not be less than 1mm otherwise they tend to flex. If you need to replace a blade consider buying …

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Kunz Cabinet scraper #80

I wanted to try out the Kunz scraper for myself, to see if it lived up to recognized standards always attributed to German engineering standards and thoughtfulness of design. I was surprised and disappointed once again. Whereas the overall tool is made well enough, it’s the minor detail that makes the major difference. we have seen …

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Faithfull #80 Bench cabinet scrapers OK

I bought three #80 bench cabinet scrapers this week. I wanted to try one made by a UK supplier called Faithfull. The tools arrived neatly boxed and looked like any Stanley #80 scraper I’ve used over the decades. The main body seemed as good as any Stanley minus holes in the handles, which I drilled …

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Honing guides for #80 scrapers

Sharpening and honing a #80 scraper There are those who want to sharpen their #80 scrapers and are intimidated by the prospect. It takes a certain confidence to freehand them and I recommend that you use a honing guide to gain ‘feel’ to begin with. You can rehearse as though the guide were not there …

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eBay Stanley sweetheart Scraper

John, my apprentice and friend, bought me a scraper on eBay knowing it be once broken and welded. It’s well repaired and strong as ever but within the retaining bar only 3/4″ remains and so too scant a length for further use as you can see.   I found the thickest cabinet scraper I had …

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