Reply by Mark E.

  • Advertise with us

Posted on No 7 vs No 8

View Mark E.'s profile

Mark E.

387 posts in 3979 days

#1 posted 03-06-2014 01:30 PM

I agree with Don.

Perfect flatness is very difficult to achieve unless you have to proper equipment. If that level of flatness is important to you, you would be better off investing in one of the premium planes.

There is very little that a No.8 plane can do that a No.7 can’t do. The No.8 gives you two more inches of length and 1/4” of width and adds about 1-1/2 lbs. If you have some figured wood to work or are jointing long pieces, the No.8 may give a slight advantage.

-- Mark

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics