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    Veritas Scalpel

    Hi all, I'm trying to buy something from Lee Valley and I need to spend another $20 for free shipping (he falls for trap). Was thinking about adding the Veritas scalpel to use as a marking knife; any thoughts here? Should be good for this, no?

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    Why not just get the Veritas striking knife? That's made for marking.

    Personally, I'd get an aluminum and steel try square for $32.

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    My favorite way of getting up to the minimum for the free shipping is to look through the specials > https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/tools/special-offers

    There are also specials in hardware, home, kitchen and garden.

    Hopefully this doesn't get them all to be gone on my next visit.

    jtk
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    Found the Xacto knife set works just fine.....YMMV
    A Planer? I'm the Planer, and this is what I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashun Patel View Post
    Why not just get the Veritas striking knife? That's made for marking.

    Personally, I'd get an aluminum and steel try square for $32.
    LOL i have the striking knife...I've seen the scalpel in a bunch of luthiery videos and I'm trying to justify it.

    Squares are a good idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    Found the Xacto knife set works just fine.....YMMV
    I, too, find the Xacto knives work well. Multipurpose handles and blades as well. No bling but highly functional.

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    My Xacto knives are good for cutting stencils but a little light for marking joinery:

    Retractable Exacto Knives closed.jpg

    Retractable Exacto Knives open.jpg

    These have been in use for well over 40 years now.

    jtk
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