|Review by teenagewoodworker||posted 12-26-2009 03:47 AM||4347 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Well i wonder if you guys can guess what i got for Christmas!!! :)
I’ve got a few planes, you know the regular an old stanley some Veritas Bevel up planes, and a Lie-Nielsen block plane but out of them all this has got to be one of my favorites!!!!!! First off you would be surprised how much a rabbeting block plane would come in handy. I don’t have a shoulder plane but even if i did i couldn’t see liking it more than this. I can get a full 1 3/4” width of cut which is much more than most shoulder planes. it is a little heavier but you can work around that. being a Lie-Nielsen its is just a very high quality hand plane.
One of the things that i love about this plane and have always loved about Lie-Nielsen is the quality of the steel used for the blades. This one is no exception it comes with an A-2 blade hardened to 60-62 rockwell and will take a super sharp edge. For me i atually grinded a 50 degree bevel onto it even though it comes with a 25 degree bevel. Of course that takes quite a while with the hardness of the steel but it was well worth it. with the 50 degree angle and the blade sharpened up to 8000 grit and honed i could cut pine across the grain with no tearout as well as on the end grain. Thats fairly common for most sharp blades to be able to do but to do it with a 62 degree angle of attack pretty crazy.
Overall i would highly highly recommend this plane!!!!!!!