Paul found that although the Faithfull #80 Scraper is similar to the Stanley, 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 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 No. 80 Scraper. It can also be known as a cabinet scraper, if you are struggling to find one try searching for that instead. Make sure to check the price of replacement blades when you order to check they are affordable.
/We bought this for £20.40 (inc VAT £24.48) with £3.95 shipping* in January 2018 which is also available to order from the US.
*Price checked 17/9/21
To read more on the #80 scraper, we recommend the following from Paul's blog: