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Title: Zip plane blade
Post by: craftysod on January 23, 2010, 03:36:44 PM
Hi Guys,
I was given this zip plane,and its great.Now needs new blade,tried using shaving blades,wore out in seconds.
Anyone know where i can get replacement blades
thanks
Mark
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Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: andyn on January 23, 2010, 04:29:02 PM
No idea myself, but I need one too  O0
Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: dougal99 on January 23, 2010, 07:51:37 PM
Try here:

http://www.hobby.uk.com/catalogue/0596-planes.html      pocket palm plane blades

HTH
Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: BarryM on January 23, 2010, 08:46:50 PM
or http://www.ripmax.com/5index.asp?category=T1000

or http://www.rcworld.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Handy_Items.html

Barry M
Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: mickyrubble on January 24, 2010, 08:28:49 PM
Hi,
 Ive used these planes for a long time ,haven't been able to get blades for years.What i do is grind down Stanley blades.Hold the blade with vice grips and don't let the blade heat up too much as it will lose its hardness :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: craftysod on January 25, 2010, 06:36:08 PM
Cheers for the advice,will make a David blade fit first,got them as well.
Then try stanley route
Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: portside II on January 27, 2010, 12:51:31 AM
I was just about to say try a david plane blade , they look simular .
If they fit then the blades are easy to come by.
Or throw it in the bottom of the drawer and buy a david plane  :-)) .
daz
Title: Re: Zip plane blade
Post by: barryfoote on January 27, 2010, 09:01:44 AM
I have an old Davids plane that I don't use. Email sent.

Barry