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#1 posted 484 days ago

Of the three, the Jack plane can get the most work done.

A “common” Jack plane, vintage Stanley #5, would set your back hip “back” maybe $30 on ebay.

set the iron up with a cambered edge, and one can flatten a rough board fairly quickly. Have a barely cambered iron for it, and

You can use it as a small jointer on a board’s edges. If you only “dub” the iron’s corners, to remove any “tracks”

You now have a long bedded smooth plane.

As for myself, I have three jacks in the shop, each set up just a bit differently. Total cost for these three? less than $60 delivered, and tuned. Ymmv…

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