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Review by reggle posted 04-24-2012 06:39 PM 2459 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
not bad for the price not bad for the price not bad for the price Click the pictures to enlarge them

ive been wanting a bullnose plane for some time now but i couldent bring myself to buying a lie nielsen plane too much money.so i thought i give stanley ago.when you give this plane a good sharpening it can cut very clean the major fualt i have with this plane is when in use the blade sticks into you palm and it HURTS!!!!!! you can see this in the picture am thinking of grinding it down but apart from that its not a bad plane

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory




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#1 posted 04-24-2012 08:54 PM

What kind of price do they run?

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 09:19 PM

about 21 pound which i think roughly is 33 or 38 dollars

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 09:42 PM

How about taking a piece of scrap wood and make a hand rest that will slide onto the end of the blade that is hurting your hand. Maybe something similiar to the one in this picture. Just a thought.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 09:55 PM

amagineer sounds like a good idea

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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#5 posted 04-24-2012 11:38 PM

Is it called bullnose because of the shape? I have been wanting a small plane to trim 1/4” solid edging applied to plywood. I clearly dont know much on planes, but that is pretty cool.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 11:50 PM

I have had one for years – it IS uncomfortable and difficult to setup and use, pretty much just sits on my shelf not very useful sitting there. There are better options if you look a bit. Enjoy the process

Chris

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 06:46 PM

@david_larch…Its called a bullnose plane because you’re supposed to be able to get right into a corner with it. I have a few of these and they are handy at times. For trimming edge banding, I’d suggest a block plane.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 04-27-2012 06:55 PM

The Kunz was my first bullnose and have since bought several others from Veritas which are excexllent. The Kunz looks exactly like this Stanley except that it is green. Couple things about this type of plane. Make sure the bullnose is in contact with the board. I take the bullnose off and sand the sole with more pressure on the blade end. Check with a straight edge with the bullnose on and I stop when there is a good solid contact with the bullnose and there is a tiny bit of light on the blade half of the main sole. The plane should have most of its weight on the bullnose and the heel of the plane. Then adjust the bullnose as close as possible but still allow shavings through the crack. Shavings became much improved and the chattering went away. Planes cut much better when there is pressure on the board just before the blade. Plane without the bullnose and if it cuts the same with it on then the bullnose is not putting enough pressure on the board. The sole on Japanese planes actually have a tiny arch, about a thousandths or two to put more pressure before the blade. A tool master taught me this in Japan and it sounded so strange at first but all of my Japanese planes began cutting much better and you don’t have to press down as hard as you plane. One of the reasons why they cut so well.

Second thing is that you can take the bullnose off to cut what’s left with the bullnose on. Doesn’t shave as well for the above reason but it’s only the last 1/4”.

-- Wood Menehune, Honolulu

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