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Posted on Should i get a lee valley low angle jack or lie-neilson low angle jack?

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 12:11 AM

Aside from not having the iron and frog sticking up in
the middle of the plane, I don’t find that low pitch
planes perform much better than standard pitch planes
on end grain. Sure, they’ve been marketed as such,
but as a practical matter I usually use a standard smoother
set fine on end grain and it makes an excellent finish
with a sharp iron. When you turn a plane on it’s side,
the balance of the low angle planes makes them friendly
to balance and hold on to.

I have a L-N low angle jack and I pretty much only use
it on plywood.

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