Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bison Tools

It has been a long time since I have posted and the flu is one of the main reasons. It just has hung on for so long. Hopefully it is mostly gone. I do feel better and energy is returning.

There is also the fact that Christmas is just around the corner and I have not really done anything in the way of shopping. Fortunately I have been the target of some Christmas shopping but less than the last few years.

Ever since sometime in the 80s I have been using Phil Poburka's Bison Tools. Here is a photo of my first pair which lasted about 12 years. They are on their way back to Phil to have new blades put on them so they will be good as new. 

The bottom photo shows what happens if one of these babies is dropped. Fortunately this one can be fixed, or at least I hope it can. 

There is another one on its way that will not be able to be fixed and will have to have a new blade altogether.

These tools are expensive but they save so much time because they stay sharp even when working with porcelain. You can use them for years before they need to be sharpened. 



Judy Shreve said...

Bison tools are sweet! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Happy holidays!

Dan Finnegan said...

Never heard of the tools...they look sweet. Glad your back writing. Dan

John Tilton said...

Hi Dan,

You really should try them. Phil will make you anything you want and they last forever with out sharpening -- if you don't drop them.

Tungsten Carbide is really brittle and you can lose one with just a misstep. But that is the only downside to them.