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

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 01:19 AM

If I had to do everything all over again, I think the first plane I’d buy would be the low angle jack rabbet plane from Lee valley. It has the versatility to “get by” with most tasks,and also give you the “feel” of what a quality plane should be. Tuning up and refurbishing an old Stanley is great, and pretty easy when you know what it feels like, but if your new to it you don’t know what your shooting for.

This is a great artical from Derek Cohen, he is legend, so in my books his word is gospel.
If you have a low angle plane you have the ability to work end grain too, older low angle Stanley’s cost a fortune.
I’d get the Bevel up jack plain then start adding old Stanley’s, #4, #7, then maybe go for a cabinet scraper.

However there are many more knowledgeable people than me here so take it as you will.

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