Should I tell you that a plain Jane #4 plane with no retrofit irons, specialist cap irons or dead flat soles is of equal value to the beastly heavyweights engineers and salesmen tell you you need I would of course enter the realms of controversy most men fear to tread. But I have to do it for the benefit of my fellow woodworkers who might think these others are telling truth instead of merely discrediting Leonard Bailey’s entrepreneurial abilities in producing the perfect metal cast plane. As I have said, as far as the smoothing plane goes, few modern day planes can match the Stanley #4 smoother. Wahay!
Here’s a video we put together to add a dimension to your woodworking you may not know about. Enjoy!
-- Paul Sellers, UK http://paulsellers.com/paul-sellers-blog