bugbear":3org6jq7 said:Nowhere near, I'm afraid. Even the best of Record/Stanley "golden years production" fall well short of the after market stuff.
Roger Nixon":rer8xl1u said:bugbear":rer8xl1u said:Nowhere near, I'm afraid. Even the best of Record/Stanley "golden years production" fall well short of the after market stuff.
Can you elaborate on that BB? I haven't been able to discern any difference other than edge retention. I have only two aftermarket blades (a Hock HC and a Shepherd Tools A2) and I like them very much but not enough to replace Sweetheart and V-logo blades with them.
bugbear":3r43v8eb said:But the after market blades (I have 2, a Samurai and a Victor) work better;the sound fo the cut is softer and sweeter. I suspect (guessing) it's mainly the thickness of the blades, which may partially counter any bad bedding issues. Thicker blades have their own inertia to resist cutting edge instability, where in a thin blade the inertia must come from the frog, making th frog/blade interface more critical.