Paul found that although the Faithfull #80 Scraper is similar to the Stanley, he found the blade was thinner and sharpened to the wrong angle. Although this turned out to be easier to sharpen, it didn’t work as well as a thicker plate. The Axminster Rider No. 80 Scraper plane comes with an extra thick blade which is hardened, this makes it impossible to sharpen by conventional filing methods. We would recommend buying a Veritas blade for £11 and using it in the Axminster Rider #80 Scraper. The #80 scraper is also known as a cabinet scraper so if you are struggling to find one, try searching using that name instead. Make sure to check the price of replacement blades when you order your cabinet scraper to check they are affordable.
We bought this Rider #80 Scraper for £28.14 with £2.95 shipping.*
*Prices correct as of June 2018
To read more on the #80 scraper, we recommend the following from Paul’s blog: