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Posted on Hand Planes...Low Angle Vs. Standard

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 10:42 PM

They have their uses. Stanley only made the low
angle jack in addition to the block planes, where
it makes sense for ergonomic reasons. Electric
saws only started to became widespread after ww2
and before then everybody who didn’t have access
to professional equipment had to crosscut with a
hand saw. The low angle jacks could be set up with
a shooting board to trim rough cut boards. It would
have been an everyday task for a lot of tradesmen.

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