The warning is for California's Prop 65. Anything with brass caries it. A
quick Wikipedia access says brass may have 2% lead added for machinability.
Lie Nielsen tools now come with a little sheet mandated by CA Prop 65.
I guess there are around 900 chemicals that Prop 65 requires a warning
From: OldTools [mailto:oldtools-bounces@
s...] On Behalf Of Ed
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is
known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
Unless you were planing old lead water pipes?