14 Nov Set of Woodworking Hand Tools from Garrett Wade
If you’re a machine woodworker who has always dreamed of using hand tools, or a newbie who wants to learn how to sharpen and shave, this glorious collection from Garrett Wade is the perfect holiday gift to yourself. The Complete Woodworker Set of Hand Tools (item 83R02.30, $388) includes two hand planes, a spokeshave, four chisels and a saw – all of which are top-notch tools that any pro would be proud to use.
The Japanese Ryoba Saw has teeth along both edges of the blade and is both a crosscut and a rip saw. This iconic tool comes with a 9-1/2″ replaceable blade that tapers to 3″ wide, and cuts on the pull stroke. The crosscut edge has 15 teeth per inch (TPI) to produce a fine, smooth cut. The rip edge teeth increase in size and spacing from 10 to 7 TPI, heel to toe, and the overall length including the handle is 22-1/2″.
The set of four chisels includes the most common sizes – 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″. These are beveled edge chisels for getting into tight corners and their ash handles have a traditional, comfortable shape. Tip guards are included. Their overall length is 9,” and the Rc (Rockwell) hardness is a desirable 57-59. The company has included a protective denim roll (a $13.50 value) to securely store the set.
The two boxed planes are cast iron with brass accents and carbon steel blades. The larger #4 smoothing plane will square and smooth boards during final finishing, while the smaller #60-1/2 block plane has an adjustable mouth to help avoid tear-outs. Both fit the hand beautifully.
The 9-1/2″ long spoke shave is used for shaping and smoothing rounded pieces such as table or chair legs, or lamp standards. Traditionally, a spokeshave was used to shape wagon wheel spokes, hence the name. The carbon steel blade in this shave is 2-1/2″ long.
The Complete Woodworker Set of Hand Tools comes with a 90-day money back guarantee and free returns.