|Review by mcase||posted 03-05-2013 08:45 PM||3602 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I posted a review of the Woodriver #3 a while back. In that review I was critical of the short chipbreaker and of the the lower-level Woodcraft customer service response to the problem. Well, I am happy to report that Woodcraft passed the complaint up the ladder and the higher ups corrected the problem. I now have received a Woodriver #3 with the new chip breaker of sufficient length. Like the three other Woodriver Planes I own it was absolutely flat and required no fettling. Just a touch on the waterstone and it put it to work. Also like my other Woodrivers the lateral adjustments were firm and the depth adjuster was precise. I could easily set it for feathery gossamer shavings or solid curls. I got full width shavings too. Just really really nice! With the bubinga handles and stainless cap iron they are handsome planes too. So its all good. Woodcraft evidently actually cares about their products and customer satisfaction. That in itself is refreshing. They also make a solid well machined Bedrock style plane at a fantastic price.