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Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5

Item #150813
$88.99
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5.0

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Product Information:

Revive your Antique Stanley/Bailey hand plane with these premium Blade and Chipbreaker Sets. Premier quality A-2 Pinnacle/IBC blades have been matched with an innovative chipbreaker design that can give your plane performance that rivals modern high end tools. These replacement sets are over 65% thicker than the original equipment and are match-ground and serialized at the time of manufacture. Hardened O-1 Chipbreaker with precision ground edge provides superior support for the blade. These features provide for a heavier and stiffer blade which reduces vibration and chatter, leading to improved performance. Exclusively designed Chipbreaker Blade Adjustment Tabs allow thicker premium blades/chipbreakers to function in antique planes. Minor modification may be required to the plane’s mouth opening to accommodate this blade.



Blade Specification:
  • Razor Sharp - “Out Of The Box”

  • 0.140” Thick A-2 Tool Steel

  • Double Tempered To 60-62 HRc

  • Fully Stress Relieved

  • Cryogenically Treated and Air Hardened

  • Fully Demagnetized

  • Precision Ground Top/Bottom

  • Precision Ground/Hand Polished Sides

  • Ships with Micro-Thin, Water-Soluble Rust Inhibitor



  • Cosman Chipbreaker Specification:
  • 0.125” Thick O-1 Tool Steel

  • Hardened to 30-32HRc l

  • Precision machined, sharpened mating edge l

  • Precision Matched - Ground and Serialized to each Blade l

  • Revolutionary Blade Adjuster Tabs l

  • Precision ground hand polished edges l

  • Flat to 0.0005” across leading edge

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    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (9)
    • Well built / quality (5)

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    • Large projects (4)
    • Small projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (10), Business (2)

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    5.0

    Performance enhancement

    By  woodchuck

    from Green Mtns

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    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    little to no tear-out

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    • Business
     
    4.0

    Good and Effective Plane Iron

    By  Sen

    from Singapore

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Thick Iron
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Chipbreaker Design Flaw

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    The original surfacing is not truly flat as advertised but close enough. It's pretty easy to sand it flat. The chipbreaker has a design flaw, the screw hole is too near the adjuster catch. When I adjust the blade down before the iron sharp edge managed to protrude the mouth, the screw on the frog which held the ensembly stop the blade from moving forward... The only way is to make the chipbreaker further apart from the iron edge. The iron is thick enough to give good results regardless of the chipbreaker. Also to get it to work properly, the mouth of the plane has to be opened quite a fair bit. After setting up, I plane a pine and it managed to leave a very smooth surface. The surface did not gleam as I had with wooden planes but nonetheless smooth enough. The shavings are thin. I will try it out on hardwood sometime later probably. Overall this is a good iron; although there are iron which I have tried and used and performed just as well (or better) and less hassle in setting in up.

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    5.0

    i use these in all my planes

    By  matt

    from stow, ma

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    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    guys first off send your planes to a machine shop to be trued flat about 50 dollars saves hours of labor and wasted sand paper. second these are the perfect pairing for a restored plane being put back into service. unmatched edge retension and ease of sharpening.

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    5.0

    A beautifull piece of machine work

    By  Sawman

    from Melbourne, Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Old and new hand planes
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    An investment that is worth every penney of the cost. This set is perfectly machined and fits like a glove in my old Stanely/Bailey #5. Right out of the box it produced the finest of shavings.

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    5.0

    A luxury upgrade to your hand plane

    By  Old Timer JK

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

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    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    I had debated on whether or not to buy this set for a while. The biggest issue I had was the price. I wont say its a bad price because I am sure a lot goes into the production of these but for people like me who are lower income its not easy to place the order. I did end up getting this set recently and I believe it is a real luxury to have. The blade comes as described needing only a few min of honing before use. I did have to file the mouth of my plane a little which was rather easy. My set came with the DVD by Rob Cosman which gives you all the info you need on tuning up your plane and fitting the blade. The dvd does not play well in my player which I have read in other reviews. Maybe thats why its included when you buy? Never the less it was not a big deal, the real deal was the blade itself. I got this blade for my Stanley Baily #4. Once the plane and blade where ready I tried it out on some Cherry wood. The first thing I noticed wasn't the thin shavings but the fact that there was no give to the massive blade and breaker as it cut through the Cherry. When using the original Stanley blade I would often get chatter, chipping and tear out. With the new blade and breaker I did not experience any of that. I tested the blade on Cherry, Maple, Oak and Mahogany and it cut through all of them with the same ease. My over all thoughts are You can still get great results and super thin shavings with an old blade thats been fine tuned and sharpened. You just wont have as comfortable of a time planing as you will with the massive IBC blade and breaker. I don't know that I would put these blades in all of my planes but it sure is a nice luxury to have one in my smoother. If money is no issue then I would not hesitate in buying, if your on a strict budget I might wait for a sale or explorer some other options.

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    4.0

    So far, so good!

    By  Tom

    from San Diego, Ca

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    • Large Projects

    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    The video was invaluable.

     
    5.0

    Wow! What a great iron!

    By  Bob

    from Clearwater, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Almost ready out of box
    • Precision manufactured
    • Thick means no chatter

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    Used it to complete restoration of a WW1 vintage Stanley no 4, purchased on [...]. It was ready for honing right out of the box. About 2-3 minutes worth of effort it was razer sharp. Produces whisper thin shavings. The only negative was the accompanying DVD. Had to return it twice, before getting one that would play on even one of my four DVD players. I still does not play on all of them. Not a real problem though, just a minor irritant.

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    5.0

    So far so good

    By  rickets

    from Hawaii

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects

    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    Though I added a con, it really isn't that bad. Just have to file the throat a little larger. The fit and finish of the set is impressive and took me less than 15 min to put on a polished 30 deg. micro bevel on it. And it was very straight, which I'm not used to so I had to put pressure on the edges to give it a slight crown. Haven't watched the video or used it yet.

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    5.0

    Very sharp out of the wrapper

    By  Pauld64

    from Livonia, MI

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    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    The blade is very sharp out of the wrapper. Be careful or you may cut yourself. Rob Cosman's DVD with set will show you new tricks on how to tune your antique plane. Excellent.

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    5.0

    Amazing Results!

    By  Brian Bush

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

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    Comments about Matched Chip Breaker and Blade Set, 2"W for Stanley Handplanes #4 and #5 :

    With the help of these blades, Rob Cosman's DVD and several books, magazines and the Internet, I was able to restore my wife's great-grandfather's Millers Falls #9 smooth plane. Honestly, this was the first time I've even looked at a handplane since high school shop class. I can't tell you how satisfying it was to get that shaving on the first try.

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