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#1 posted 10-25-2010 11:24 AM

I have a #603 and it has been a sweet little smoother perfect for smaller projects in my shop for many years. I recently bought a new Hock blade for it and that has made a tremendous difference in my inclination to grab it instead of the LN block plane. The 603 is small, light and a joy to use. Bedrocks popularity was/is based on their chatter-free performance made possible by the mating of the frog and the body in a machined bed. That is what Lie Nielson copied and improved on to offer his great line of planes. I have a LN #4 and it is a top of the line smoother that I wouldn’t be without. The blade on the Bedrock is not as thick as the one on the LN and that does make a positive difference for the LN … but the Hock blade added to the Bedrock makes it hard to beat.
good luck,

-- Don in San Diego, Ca.

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