No. 151 Spokeshave - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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No. 151 Spokeshave

Stanley - No. 151 Spokeshave

This standard-angle spokeshave from Stanley features a 2-in., high-carbon steel cutting edge

$25 (As of 7/1/2006)

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Editor's Review: Choosing and Using Spokeshaves

by Chris Gochnour

review date: July 1, 2006

The Stanley 151 is a design that has been around for nearly 100 years. In general, the tool worked well in a variety of situations (on both concave and convex surfaces, end grain, and spindle work), and its low price makes it very appealing. The blade is easy to adjust and remove for sharpening, and a lever cap keeps it steady in use. On the downside, the castings and machining were a bit rough on the tool I tested, and the tool was susceptible to a high-pitched chatter, even after sharpening the blade. I was able to reduce the chatter by giving the shave a complete tune-up.

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Editor Test Results:

Sole Flatness N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Stanley
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 860-225-5111
Adjustable Mouth N/A
Blade Size 2 in. wide
Materials High-carbon steel, Cast iron

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