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Posted on Jointer Plane Iron: Camber or not?

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 02:26 AM

For jointing, a cambered iron makes it much easier to correct an out-of-square edge. True, the edge is not “perfectly” flat (it’s slightly concave, to make the profile of the iron), but even when using an iron cambered by about 0.006” at the edges, I can joint a 3/4” wide board so I can’t fit a 0.0015” feeler gauge between a try square and the center of the board.

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