This pdf is devoted to all those who have spent time battling with old tools to get them working.
Not just planes or chisels a few thoughts and some links to wisdom.
Hope you enjoy its in the interest of contributing to the debate.
See the pdf attached or read on and you will find the PDF contents in post 6 and 7.
Would love all to share their own experiences or link in this thread to posts they have done on battling old tools or substandard tools.