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Posted on Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

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#1 posted 620 days ago

12strings, the narrow width of the scrub plane (combined with a large mouth opening) makes it easier to cut deep into the stock to remove a lot of wood quickly. While the #5 does have a wider blade, that width (combined with a narrow mouth opening) will make the plane harder to push with a deep cut. The narrow mouth is also restrictive and will ultimately define how thick a shaving you can make. The mouth on a #5 can be opened up, but the wide blade will wear you out quicker.

I like to think that centuries of plane design and use came up with the ideal solutions and assignments for work. In my experiences, they got it right with scrub and jack planes. Of course others may have a differing opinion, but that has been MY experience.

-- Mike


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