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Lie-Nielsen No. 2 Bench Plane

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Review by Matthew Morris posted 07-15-2015 04:42 PM 5464 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I love to use my hand planes. For a while I’ve been wanting a smoothing plane that was smaller then my No. 4. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Lie-Nielsen No. 2. This is my review of the plane after using it for a few weeks in my shop.

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#1 posted 07-16-2015 12:08 PM

Nice video review. That No. 2 would certainly come in handy in those tight spots and narrow boards. How’s the room for your grip? I have big ham hock hands and small planes just look uncomfortable to me.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 12:16 PM

Wish there was more content here than links to your website.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 06:06 PM

Did you not see the YouTube movie in the post? If not the video is here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey4ARJYmn70


Wish there was more content here than links to your website.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 06:07 PM

The grip is tight. I use two fingers or none inside of the grip. It only took me a minute or two to get comfortable with the plane.


Nice video review. That No. 2 would certainly come in handy in those tight spots and narrow boards. How s the room for your grip? I have big ham hock hands and small planes just look uncomfortable to me.

- smitdog


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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#5 posted 07-17-2015 03:07 PM

Nice review. I have the old Bedrock version of this plane and I absolutely love it.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#6 posted 07-17-2015 05:00 PM

Awesome!


Nice review. I have the old Bedrock version of this plane and I absolutely love it.

- pmayer


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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#7 posted 07-21-2015 02:33 AM

Smitdog, though I would love endorsing Lie-Nielsen living not far from where they are made, I find that the Veritas line is slightly larger. I have had a chance to hold many LN and Veritas planes side by side and almost 100% of the time the Veritas was better suited for larger hands.

This comment by no means compares the quality between the two. This was just an ergonomic observation from a guy with large hands.

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#8 posted 07-22-2015 06:36 PM

Got to use what works best for you!


Smitdog, though I would love endorsing Lie-Nielsen living not far from where they are made, I find that the Veritas line is slightly larger. I have had a chance to hold many LN and Veritas planes side by side and almost 100% of the time the Veritas was better suited for larger hands.

This comment by no means compares the quality between the two. This was just an ergonomic observation from a guy with large hands.

- Dedvw


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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#9 posted 08-21-2015 04:37 PM

Not sure which is better, your craftsmanship or your video. Lie-Nielsen is one of those companies who don’t need reviews because there reputation is so awesome, but I really enjoyed this video. I bought a WoodRiver #5 but had I known how great Lie-Nielsen was I would never consider WoodRiver! I replaced mine with a Lie-Nielsen #5.

I am very envious of you, but I really don’t have a use for the #2. I absolutely love my #3 and #5 planes, and I look forward to expanding my collection and hopefully more reviews here from you.

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#10 posted 08-21-2015 05:00 PM

Thanks! I just finished the Gamble Rocker. You can check it out here in my blog posts, on my site or on YouTube.

The #3 and #5 sound like a good combo to me!


Not sure which is better, your craftsmanship or your video. Lie-Nielsen is one of those companies who don t need reviews because there reputation is so awesome, but I really enjoyed this video. I bought a WoodRiver #5 but had I known how great Lie-Nielsen was I would never consider WoodRiver! I replaced mine with a Lie-Nielsen #5.

I am very envious of you, but I really don t have a use for the #2. I absolutely love my #3 and #5 planes, and I look forward to expanding my collection and hopefully more reviews here from you.

- SSG


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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