The Veritas Cabinet Scraper can be used to smooth glue lines or surfaces such as panels and table tops, or where there is tricky grain, without tear out, digs or gouges. The sole is longer and the handles have been placed further back and slightly lower than the No.80 on which it is based. This allows pressure to be applied directly in line with the cutting edge and prevents the blade from catching when the scraper runs off the end of the workpiece. The 70mm(2.3/4") wide blade has both cutting edges ground at 45° to permit preparation of two edges at once. The 80mm (3.3/16") x 85mm(3.3/8") sole is surface ground for accuracy. The body is made from ductile cast iron, overall length 290mm(11.1/2") weight approximately 740g(1lb.10oz).
14 September 2016
0Not to impressed. Can use an ordernary cabinet scraper to better effect
15 March 2016
Just nicerHaving had the opportunity to try this and the standard Record 080 design I can say they both do the job well once you've learned to burnish the edge (which took me a while). So what sets this one apart from all the others? The blade clamp can be tightened more easily by hand and only requires a screwdriver should need/want to cinch it up a little-a screwdriver always seems closer to hand than trying to find something to poke through the holes on the old Record I tried (although other brands also use the screw head). The blade adjustment is also easier/smoother. It has a little more weight which I found helped and feels more comfortable in the hands. What I like most is that the uppermost edge of the blade is covered by the casting which not only protects it from damage but also prevents you from cutting yourself on it and I'm pretty good at cutting myself! Given the prices of vintage 80's or 080's or indeed new models I think this is worth the few extra £'s and invaluable to tackle that tricky grain that you can't get smooth with your bench plane.