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Posted on Another question regarding plane for shooting board

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 12:57 AM

Thanks everyone.

The more that I read on this subject, I am getting the feeling that a really sharp blade may be more important than a low angle plane. I had the 605 1/2 flattened and squared by TablesawTom quite some time ago. I plan to sharpen the blade to my best ability and try it on the shooting board.

One other benefit that I see for a lower priced bevel up is that I can leave it as a dedicated shooting plane. It wouldn’t require resetting every time I wanted to use it for shooting. I have found that obtaining a blade setting that is perfectly square has not been easy for me.

I guess another option would be- keep the 605 1/2 as a dedicated shooter and pick up a vintage 5 for rougher work.

Thanks again

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