|Review by arthurbvb||posted 11-22-2013 08:06 PM||6147 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I have this plane now for two years. I have the version with the ironwood sole. I really enjoy using this plane. It is one of the tools that I use the most. I mainly use it on pine, but also one beech, walnut and maple.
This plane literary glides over the wood and takes no effort to plane. I also have a wooden jointer plane and a low angle jack plane but I rarely use them. This small plane however is much more comfortable to use. For big projects I of course use the jointer and for shooting end grain I use the jackplane.
I find adjusting this plane much easier and faster than metal planes and waxing the sole is not necessary. In the picture I use it for flatting an end grain cutting board. I think it is much faster to do this with a hand plane than with a band sander or a router.
The blade takes a keen edge and holds it relatively well (probably not as long as a Lie Nielsen but it is also less than half of the price)