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Posted on Ever see a hand plane that adjusts like this????

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 01:24 AM

No, I didn’t mean to sound like you were wrong. In fact, you nailed it!

Now, I am no fool. I know the difference between an LN and a HF. But this little sucker was $10 (not even a sale price!) and I have to admit, I am IN LOVE! (At least as much as somebody can be in love with a cheap plane)

Sure, it is likely a cheap iron that won’t hold an edge long. (Time will tell as to its quality), but I LOVE the adjustment design. My Stanley #3 is really cramped for my hand. This is really comfortable because there is no need for a lateral adjustment lever or a long blade, giving a lot more room around the tote. And there is a lot less play in the adjustment with this design.

I mean it, you should drop the ten bucks and at least try one out. It made the shavings in the photo right out of the box (although it should still be sharpened properly). It may not become your go-to plane, but It will see some use in my shop. And you won’t have to worry about lending this one out, or scratching the sole on a nail, or dropping it on the floor. Not at this price!

(No, I am not paid by HF or anybody else :)

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