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Posted on Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 04:43 PM

Derek Cohen has covered the possibility of using a chamber on a Jack blade. Head over to his web-site for further details. From my view being narrow is not an issue but the chamber of the blade is more important. The mouth on the Scrub plane is very wide. A narrow blade requires a smaller plane compared to a wider blade which affects the weight of the plane itself.

It is possible to get a jack to work as a scrub plane AFTER tuning the blade with the right chamber on it. But the weight of the Jack is ALWAYS going to be an issue. That being said, I tend to skew the Jack blade if I need to remove a few mm from the stock itself. But when it comes to an inch then scrub plane is the way to go.

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