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#1 posted 09-18-2012 01:39 PM

There is a review here :
”[The cutters]They differ from the normal run of plough and combi cutters in having square sides, rather than relieved like Stanleys, Records etc,and I was surprised to find how much of a difference that made. I was more conscious of binding in deeper grooves and on the return stroke the action felt rather jerky and disjointed as, presumably, the back edges of the cutter resisted the backwards motion ”

To alleviate the problem, see Paul sellers recommendation on:

”My reason for mentioning in the earlier blog #5 that the underside of the irons would need sanding too is because often the irons are cut with square edges instead of being sloped from front face to back. In general, Record always bevelled the underside of the edges from 4-7degrees. This meant that when the plane was dragged back along the cut, the edge of the cutting iron didn’t ride the walls and cut the walls on the backstroke, which is a general source of damage in using plough planes. it is a good idea to take a 10” flat file and bevel the sides to make them narrow on the underside of the cutter.

I still round the corners of the top face corners of the irons so that they don’t undercut the walls of the groove, especially will this happen with the opening cuts, so it’s good to take care here.”

another review :

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