|Review by Purrmaster||posted 09-27-2013 07:24 AM||4452 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This review is for the Lie Nielsen small bronze block plane. I’m pretty sure I got the low angle one.
This plane is great. The Stanley Sweetheart block plane I have was ok but this thing is leagues ahead of it. It’s a dinky little critter with a 1 1/4 inch blade. Mine is made of bronze, though iron ones are available.
The plane is perfectly made. The sides are perfectly square to the sole and the sole is flat as a pancake. The blade is nice and thick, especially for a plane this small. It’s small enough to fit in one hand and fairly comfortable.
It can take tissue paper shavings or hog off fairly thick shavings. The adjuster on the back gives nice and smooth blade retraction and issue.
This has become my go to plane for the edges of boards. I have been able to shave end grain in some wood with it, which I’ve never been able to do with my other planes.
To use a cliche, this plane is small but mighty. It’s spendy for something this small but it’s worth every penny. I rarely pick up my Stanley block plane anymore.