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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 05:32 PM

Brett, it’s a great little plane; excels at rebates, but does little else, of course. The trick is to get the nicker aligned with the blade edge; and it can be tricky since there’s no cam on the lever cap. I’ve got a Sweetheart era one and a newer one. The Sweetheart is clearly superior. I’ve never used the duplex feature.
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I usually don’t like veritas, but I really like their rebate:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=59999&cat=1,230,41182,48945
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At $240, it’s about $200 more expensive than the #78, though, lol. But you get the skew.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog


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