Can you save that cutter

This was written as a subset of Buying a Vintage Plane.

Its not unusual to find pitted cutters on vintage planes. The question becomes “can you save them”?

In some cases its possible. There are two approaches. One is the ruler trick. by applying the ruler trick, many of these cutters become usable again.





Another approach is use it for a jack. Put a camber on it and sharpen it up. But first take as much of the pitting out as you can.




Then camber it.




Then sharpen it




Then use it!


2 Responses to Can you save that cutter

  1. forbeskm says:

    Exactly what I plan to do with my Bailey type 11 number 5 I got off of ebay!

  2. Ray says:

    Great tutorial,

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