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Logan Windram

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#1 posted 07-16-2016 02:57 PM

Hi Ray,

I know you’re looking to spend the least amount possible, but I’d consider laying out the extra 75-100 bucks and getting a Veritas or LN. I have the LN 62 and use it all the time for shooting… I’m going to buy the shooting handle on it one day when I remind myself to do so, even though it’s not needed per say. The 62 is also a beautiful tool to use for roughing lumber, end grain, tough grain, etc… The LN62 is hefty and eases through any work, and I have multiple irons for different uses. I don’t own a lot of planes, mostly because I can do so much with the 62 and reach for a jointer when I need flattening of long surfaces.

The Veritas will be slightly less expensive, and nifty set screws to adjust the blade laterally… However, when you resharpen and adjust the camber on the blade anyway, I’d assume moving the set screws would become annoying… I can eye the blade set on my 62, ALMOST always get the cut I want first try. ALMOST!!

Long story short, that 62 at 245 is a great value, and a dream to use… is where I buy my LN stuff, I haven’t purchased in quite a while, but I’m pretty sure my shipping was no charge over a few hundred bucks… Direct from LN might be the same, no idea.

Good luck and fun whatever you decide… Post some pics of your board and plane when you’re done.

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