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Old 09-05-2020, 06:31 AM
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That bulk-pak of #19 are of the newer narrow style.
Those are not the wide blades.
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:00 PM
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Just wanted to let everyone know that may be interested, Sue has another upgraded vintage #89 xacto tool set on ebay now.
It's really nice and well worth the $249.99.
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Old 09-10-2020, 11:49 AM
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I just got the small 1940's Xacto set from ebay.
The #2 knife has a shorter collet than the current one.
The "Big Honker" #6 knife is the second type with the flat collet top (not half egg-shaped).
Now I have all 3 types of the #6 handle; both big honkers and 4 of the modern ones.
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:42 PM
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The "Big Honker" #6 knife is the second type with the flat collet top (not half egg-shaped).
So you got the same "Big Honker" #6 that came in my #80 Whittlers set. At the time I felt like the odd man out when I got my #80 set because no one else that bought those sets got the flat collet top but from what I see that version doesn't seem to come up as often. I don't see as many with the flat collet top.
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:38 AM
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Pretty sure from what I have seen, the flat-collet "Big Honker" #6 handle is the rarest of all 3 types of #6 handles.
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:41 AM
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I actually ordered some of the Z-series #2 blades on ebay this past evening.
They were like $12 for 10 blades shipped.
Should have them next week once back from vacation in Playa Mujeres.
We were finally able to travel after our trip got cancelled 3 times due to COVID.
We originally scheduled the trip for March, then it got moved to May, then June, then early July, and now finally September. We are at Secrets resort, which is pure paradise. This time we have a wonderful ocean-view suite that has a walk-out to private pool.
One of the bars/grill is within 20 feet of our poolside room.
5 more days of livin' LARGE !
Even the room service is awesome. 10am poolside breakfast with drinks is amazing...
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:06 AM
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I actually ordered some of the Z-series #2 blades on ebay this past evening.
They were like $12 for 10 blades shipped.
Should have them next week once back from vacation in Playa Mujeres.
We were finally able to travel after our trip got cancelled 3 times due to COVID.
We originally scheduled the trip for March, then it got moved to May, then June, then early July, and now finally September. We are at Secrets resort, which is pure paradise. This time we have a wonderful ocean-view suite that has a walk-out to private pool.
One of the bars/grill is within 20 feet of our poolside room.
5 more days of livin' LARGE !
Even the room service is awesome. 10am poolside breakfast with drinks is amazing...


You are more brave than me to travel...but I hope it goes well for you and yours. It is good to have a stress breaker during these difficult days, but you also got to be very, very careful and not let a good time get in the way of staying healthy.

Safe travels!

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Old 09-23-2020, 09:13 AM
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Constant cleaning of surfaces by resort staff.
Staff wearing masks 100% of the time.
Hand sanitizers everywhere.
We dont feel unsafe at all.
Wearing N95 masks on aircraft. First class seating empty except one other person.
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Looking forward to trying out those Z-series #2 blades in a #6 handle.
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