|Review by SchotterWoodworking||posted 02-04-2011 01:58 AM||2753 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I was warned. I was warned every time I went into Woodcraft. Don’t buy Groz! I’ve seen it everywhere online. I’m here to tell you, they are on to something when they say don’t buy Groz. The Groz isn’t a terrible plane, but it isn’t a very good one either. This is actually the only plane I ever received brand new. Every other plane I have is an old Millers Falls or an old Stanley. Out of the box it does not impress. The metalwork is haphazard and I would not count on anything being flat or square without a LOT of tuning. I mean, always tune a plane, but this was ridiculous. The blade is so-so and after a good run on the water stones, she shaves like a good plane, so there’s that. The fence and depth stop are fine, no frills-only function. In retrospect, I would have just hunted down an old Stanley 78, which this is just a copy of, and restored her.