|Review by SigThrottle||posted 12-06-2013 05:28 PM||4508 views||0 times favorited||68 comments|
I’ve owned this planer a while now and would not recommend it to anyone. The handle doesn’t tighten all the way and the screw comes loose after a few strokes. There is no real lateral adjustment, instead there are a pair of screws that hold the blade quite clumsily. The screws also aren’t straight. There s no chip breaker so the only pressure on the blade is a lump of metal and a pressure screw that is prone to failure.
The redeeming qualities are it’s price ($12 that could be better spent) and a passable quality blade for its price point. I’ve been able to get consistent and smooth shavings with pine and tzalm, rough, lacy shavings in ash and oak. Of course the blade needs to be dressed out of the box, as with all planers.
Honestly if you are strapped for cash enough that you can’t afford a good tool, new or used, then avoid this and buy a good (Stanley or better) rasp plane and sandpaper. This piece of junk is not worth the time and wasted material.