Veritas scraper plane

I couldn't resist the temptation any longer. I've got a Stanley #80 cabinet scraper that's been faithful, and dozens of various "card" scrapers. The Veritas scraper plane is a sweet addition to the bench.
Tried it out on some Bubinga components for a cabinet in the making, very nice. The range of adjustability is beautiful, the super fine shavings, absolutely no tearout on alternating grains.....no fingers to spontaneously combust (as with a card scraper)...damn fine tool.
Bravo!
Cheers,
aw
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Does it stay sharp for long? One of the things I like about my #80 is not having to forever be resharpening.
Thanks
Bernard R
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It holds a hook fairly well. One of the nice features is the ability to adjust the blade angle, giving you a little more life before re-tuning your blade. It's also is a more forgiving if your hook angle is a little off. The #80 still sits at arms length to my bench....for now...
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aw
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That's been my experience as well. (BTW, you might want to play around using it without a hook as well.)

That's one of the great features of the #112 design as compared ot the #80. And Veritas took it a step further by offering the thinner blade and the "camber screw" so that you can actually use it like a souped-up #80.

I had already bought their version of the #80 before they came out with the #112. So my trusty old #80 was already relegated to backup before. Now that I have their #112, both #80's are pretty much second-teamers. I can think of very few circumstances where the scraper with a tote and knob plus full-length sole and adjustability wouldn't be preferable. And in those circumstances, a simple card-scraper would probably do the job.
Chuck Vance
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