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.
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...
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
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.
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