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#1 posted 03-06-2014 05:42 AM

#8 planes are pretty heavy. I’d say go with a #7 unless you
really want a workout and want to do larger pieces. For
furniture scale work a #7 is fine.

I’m using a low angle jointer now. The low center of
gravity pleases me for jointing.

You might want to consider a wooden jointer like an ECE.
They are lighter I think and the wood slides smoothly on
the work. The irons may be bedded at 50 degrees…
the German smoothers often are. ECE and Ulmia
planes are commonly sold in as-new condition on ebay
by sellers who never used them.

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