Kunz 80 Scraper Review By: I.Ball
Plane Type: Cabinet Scraper
Model No: 80
This Kunz Cabinet Scraper No. 80 review is about the cabinet scraper
made by Kunz of Germany. This scraper is also referred to
as just Kunz Scraper 80.
The Kunz Cabinet Scraper No. 80 is a traditional cabinet scraper based upon the old Stanley Cabinet Scraper No. 80, it was also produced in the form of the Record Cabinet Scraper No. 080.
This Cabinet Scraper is used to scrape a surface of work to a smooth even finish leaving very little need of sanding the piece of work.
The Kunz 80 Cabinet Scraper is made from stress relieved, fine grey cast iron and comes fitted with a scraper blade.
The scraper has arched handles which are domed for comfort with hollowed
undersides for grip.
Each handle has a circular hole cut towards the end which is used for hanging the tool from a hook in the workshop.
I have seen a number of old no. 80 scrapers where a user has put a loop of string through the hole to assist with hanging the tool.
The Kunz 80 Scraper is finished in the green finish associated with Kunz tools. This green colour is also very similar to some of the old Edward Preston planes.
The Cabinet Scraper body is marked with the model number '80' and also has the nice touch of having a Kunz trade label which is similar to the style of old traditional plane trade labels.
The trade label is marked 'Marke, Kunz, Seit 1910' which transaltes as 'Brand/Make,
Kunz, Since 1910'.
The Kunz no. 80 Scraper has a fixed blade pitch.
To make the blade work more efficiently an adjuster screw can be tightened on the front centre section of the scraper to bow and tension the blade.
* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.
- The blade(s)/cutter(s) is very sharp, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing
the plane/cutter(s) to prevent injury.
- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments to the plane can result in damage to the plane such as cross-threading screw threads. Never force a part to move.
- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the plane and the plane threads.
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