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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:17 am 
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Bob Gleason wrote:
When I posted the Pfeil drawknife, I knew I would get flack because of the price. I have 2 other vintage drawknives, but the Pfeil is exceptional to work with. As with all hand tool work, whatever works for you, works for you. Happy carving.

Bob, I have a couple of Pfeil chisels. Pfeil makes excellent tools. I go with what feels good in my hands, as well as quality. I'm going to take a look at the Pfeil draw knife.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:25 am 
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No Phlack for the Phfiel Bob - we all have tools we really enjoy using. I bought my daughter an L-N 103 small block plane for her shop even though I had perhaps 6 of the originals on the shelf down there because she had used one and really liked the weight of it.

My good friend Bill is a hand tool user -almost exclusively, and a bit more than me. We both use router planes quite a bit and he got tired of the Stanley 71's backlash in the depth adjuster. So he bought one of the Lee Valley router planes and uses it almost every time.

It is all measured in fun packets - so how many fun packets does your drawknife give you? I was just mentioning options.

Ed


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:55 pm 
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Ed- The only problem with a really good working hand tool is not being able to use it enough. I get very little joy out of putting wood through my planer, and a lot of joy out of using my good hand planes. And, brand or cost does not always mean best. Have a couple of Lie Lielsen planes that are really good. However, when I bought their jointer plane at a ridiculous price, I quickly sold it and went back to my old Bailey with a Hock blade. It's a better plane IMO. Good wood is where you find it and same goes for tools.


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