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So recently I bought several things from C.S. Osborne and decided to share my experience. I needed a leather splitter and even though there was little firsthand info on that particular one I decided to get it because of the good name they have and the few videos on youtube where it seems to work great. But the reality is that is a piece of garbage that is waaay overpriced. First of all there are a lot of wobble in the rotating axle. So if you pull the leather down (this way the rotation helps you and the pull is easier) the axle moves and you just can’t get even split, no matter what you try. So you should pull it towards yourself which is quite harder but not impossible. Second minus is that even though it is 8 inch wide you can hardly pull more than 3 inches wide piece of 3,5 mm leather through it (pulling towards myself, not being helped by the rotation) And my blade is hair popping sharp, I personally polished it. Third (and probably the one I hate most) is that the parts that touch the leather are not stainless. See the attached picture of vegetable tanned I just splitted, the machine was used yesterday and wasn’t left in damp environment. Totally unusable piece of .... garbage. And being on the topic about that “legendary” brand - in the same order I got a round knife and a skiving knife. The round knife was wobbling in the handle so I filled it with superglue just to find you that the whole thing is bend and because of that cutting in a straight line is qiute challenging. Also there was a chip in the blade, but I guess if you can’t sharpen you don’t buy a round knife, right? The skiving knife has really thick edge right behind the blade which catches on the material being cut. Something that is really annoying and not a problem on my no name chineese skiver from ebay. To summarise - I am totally disappointed by C.S. Osborne and will not buy anything from them again.
The King TK-801D leather skiving machine review I've tried both vegetable tanned leather and chrome tanned leather. The machine itself is very easy to use and split very well. The only problem is that, with vegetable tanned leather, it leaves some marks on the front; I may need to add another layer in between. Or if you guys have a better solution, please let me know. Thanks!
For sale from my collection are. A singer leather sewing / Patching machine model no 29k58, Good working order, cast is in good condition with no cracks, belt brand new, parts are well oiled. variouse assesores, comes with original wooden drawer which is not in the picture. This was known as a 'Boot Patcher' The Foot could be turned in any direction so that it was possible to stitch in any direction. An electric motor version it is still an essential part of a Shoe Repair Shop. Also Avalible is my Leather Splitter / splitting machine. Made by Whitfield Hodgsons & Brough LTD ------- Very Rair!!!! In good working order, also a solid piece of kit & well oiled. Total spitting width is 19cm / 7 1/2 inch. Has plenty of life left in it and still is very sharp. Cast is in good condition, no cracks, every think works, heavy duty. The Front Plate says: Made by Whitfield Hodgsons & Brough LTD, Boot Repairing machinery Specialists. KETTERING No 456. Offers Accepted ----- Location Chester, UK. ------ Would be happy to Package up and organise a courier at a resobnable cost, viewing is highly recomended, as I can not offer a refund if they do not meet you satifaction, these items are SOLD AS SEEN & they were for sale back in 2006 by myself so you may see them advertesed else where. I am happy to provide further pictures if you require. Please send your offers / enquiries to email@example.com