|Review by Andrew||posted 02-28-2010 04:33 PM||3158 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first good plane, in fact it cost more than my 3 other planes all together. I needed a plane that could get into corners, and trim along edges. I wanted to get the 92 it had a 3/4” width as opposed to the 93 with a 1” width, but the 92 was on back order until mid april. My needs are my needs so here goes the 93.
It took only a couple of minutes to flatten the back of the iron and hone the edge. The bottom seems pretty flat. After a couple minutes of set up and adjustments it was in use, then more adjustments. In the second picture you can clearly see two screws, the bigger one holds the top/ front in place and the smaller on in front holds the iron and chipper. That screw must be loosened to make any adjustments to the iron depth and its angle to the bottom (square) when tightening it will shift a little so you kind of have to lead it or plan for the shift a little.
Once set up it makes great shavings and leaves a very clean path in its wake. I am very happy with this plane. It will save me from sanding out stuff with a block of wood. Take the top/ front off and you have a chisel plane, that gets right into the corners and along edges, this is also a great time saver for me.
The top locks back on with the bigger screw and sits in a track that keeps it where it needs to be, level with the back, it will also adjust the length of the mouth, depending on the amount of material you want to remove per pass. It will not close to the point that you hit the edge on the iron, meaning you don’t have to be super careful putting it back together.
It is fairly comfortable in the hand, more so as a rabbet plane than a chisel plane, but still comfortable, and as a chisel plane you probably use that less, most of the time anyway.
Again a little expensive, but much cheaper than a veritas. The only other planes I have are a Buck bros. mini block plane (2”) a cheap stanley 6” block plane, and a 9” grizzly smoothing plane, all three cost about $80. This specialty plane works great and I feel it is a good investment for me.
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