It was Paul who said the steel is too hard and that you should replace with a veritas one.
“No instructions on the scraper set up, wrong cutting blade bevel angle, single cutting edge not two?”
“The laminated two-steel type blade has steel that’s too hard to sharpen with a file and because one is harder than the other the bevel cannot be sharpened with just a file making it expensive to sharpen using diamond plates.”
“The cutting bevel is ground at the standard 25-degree angle…the bevel on #80 scrapers is always ground and honed at as near to 45”
“I did not understand the hardened body steel and the laminated edge. It was totally unnecessary and renders the simplicity of conventional sharpening to be a very difficult task being possible only with power equipment or diamonds.”
I realise now Paul didn’t say the blade can’t be sharpened, but it would be very tough to do and would need power tools – which I don’t own.
What’s mad is that I read the above article about two weeks ago and completely forgot that the blade would be nigh on impossible to use out of the box. My memory is shot. I now remember heeding the advice to buy a veritas blade and use that instead.