Stanley’s Sweetheart socket
chisels should be for sale in the United States in about six to eight
weeks, according to a company product manager. The chisels are in the
final testing stages in the United Kingdom right now.
The chisels were unveiled at a press conference in June.
Since then, I have been hammered by questions from readers about when
they will be available for sale. I should have a set to evaluate within
the next three weeks.
It’s going to be a Stanley kind of month. I
also am working on reviewing some newer versions of the company’s
handplanes. The company has made some improvements at the factory, and
it shows in the examples I now have. None of these planes have bedding
errors (which is a fatal flaw). The fit and finish has been greatly
improved. So far the only real negative I have is that I think the lever
caps are still flimsy. Does this affect performance? We’ll see.
— Christopher Schwarz
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