LumberJocks

Moberg Tools Small Router Plane Review

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Lemongrasspicker posted 03-01-2017 03:26 PM 1074 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Video link is here if you prefer not to read
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cJsGbmom-g

I heard about John Moberg’s tools from a friend of mine who has both his spokeshave and his router plane. I decided to get ahold of the router plane for myself and see what it’s like.

The fit and finish is what you’d expect from a handmade tool. This is a user tool not a collector (thought it looks quite awesome in my opinion)

It’s similar to a Stanley 271 plane but the “grips” are much wider and beefier. And for my hands that is a great feature.

One feature I really enjoy is the fact that by just flipping the screw around (it’s tapped on both sides) you can get both a closed throat and an open throat router in a single tool. Being able to flip the screw around also allows easy access to akward sections where it might be in the way in a corner or other situations.

Not alot to say apart from what I mentioned. It’s a great little tool and John Moberg himself was great to do business with. Check it out if you’re into little toolmakers who make neat stuff.

20170301_091045

-- www.youtube.com/lemongrasspicker



5 comments so far

View FoundSheep's profile

FoundSheep

150 posts in 268 days


#1 posted 03-01-2017 08:33 PM

Very cool tool, thanks for posting the review. It is always good to hear about small toolmakers, looks like Mr. Moberg has a good business.

How long have you been using it? Have you found any quirks or negatives? Any more positives than what you’ve written?

I’ve been in the early market stages to get a router plane, this one just made the list.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

View Lemongrasspicker's profile

Lemongrasspicker

106 posts in 308 days


#2 posted 03-02-2017 01:11 AM



Very cool tool, thanks for posting the review. It is always good to hear about small toolmakers, looks like Mr. Moberg has a good business.

How long have you been using it? Have you found any quirks or negatives? Any more positives than what you ve written?

I ve been in the early market stages to get a router plane, this one just made the list.

- indelicatow

I’ve had it for a few months now. I’ve used it as my exclusive router for all my projects that require one.

The only negative I can say is that you really need to make sure that the set screw is cinched down strong. But that’s a given in most cases.

The router plane itself is a simple tool but John does it right. I was able to compare it to a Vertias router plane as well as an older 271 plane. The 271’s grips are really thin and I don’t like them that much. The vertias is nice but it’s pricier, and does not have the option of reversing the plane to get either an open throat or a closed throat. Moberg’s does this just by reversing the blade, it’s essentially both planes in one. Plus the grips on the veritas are very thin for my preference and I prefer the beefy stock of the Moberg. Just my thoughts so YMMV.

-- www.youtube.com/lemongrasspicker

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

16964 posts in 2818 days


#3 posted 03-02-2017 01:27 AM

Im going to look into this one. Thanks for the post.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

View FoundSheep's profile

FoundSheep

150 posts in 268 days


#4 posted 03-02-2017 04:52 PM

Thanks for the reply, you’ve given a lot of information. I’ll look for this tool when the time comes to get a router plane.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

View Lemongrasspicker's profile

Lemongrasspicker

106 posts in 308 days


#5 posted 03-12-2017 06:22 PM



Thanks for the reply, you ve given a lot of information. I ll look for this tool when the time comes to get a router plane.

- indelicatow

You’re most welcome, good luck in your search!

-- www.youtube.com/lemongrasspicker

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com