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Old 03-15-2010, 08:16 AM
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Default So long Nicholson 49 and 50 Rasps!!!!

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So long Nicholson 49 and 50 Rasps!!!!

Well, not in the way you think.
Joel from Tools for Working Wood decided to stop selling them because of quality issues.
Seems that the parent company moved the production to Brazil and then the quality soon went to hell.

if your interested, just read this......

Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: So long Nicholson 49 and 50 Rasps!!!!

On the up side, Auriou is back in business, and even selling through Lee Valley!
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Default Re: So long Nicholson 49 and 50 Rasps!!!!

I just hate to see this all too common outsourcing of a once fine product and the resultant quality drop.

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: So long Nicholson 49 and 50 Rasps!!!!

At least so far they aren't being resold at HF under the brand "Central Rasp"
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Default Re: So long Nicholson 49 and 50 Rasps!!!!

As the typical U.S. outsourcing scenario goes the company will see their sales plummet and a) decide they need to fix the quality issues and over a period of time get them back to a reasonable (but lessor) product. b) decide that it's no longer a viable product for them to produce and cease production. c) decide the decreased sales is due to a shift in the market and distribute large bonuses for the wise proactive decision.

Luckily, I have both the 49 & 50 good, older models. They'll last me for years.
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