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Mark E.

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#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


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