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#1 posted 02-09-2012 07:45 AM


I am no expert on hand planes as I have only a $4 Harbor Fright (Freight?) 4 1/2 clone and a good Millers Falls low angle block plane, but I can’t quite visualize you problem. Is wood jamming under the blade on the back side—toward the tote-handle, or the front or the knobbie thingie? And what kinda problems generally are you having? I am still learning, which is why I bought a cheap one. I figured if I destroyed it trying to set it up I wouldn’t have lost anything, but I can blunder around and get it to work pretty well. I found on it that I couldn’t let the blade take too deep a bite or it would tear out. Try one of Chris Schwartz’s blogs on plane setup, or Garrett Hack or Chris Gochnour over at Fine Woodworking. All have good instructionals.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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