|Review by Tony||posted 10-05-2009 02:03 PM||8746 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I have just completed this review on a Chinese imported hand plane. This hand plane looks remarkably like the WoodRiver Hand planes supplied by WoodCraft, so I thought that you might like to read the review I wrote about a similar hand plane over here in Finland.
Summary: A well engineered hand plane, which has a positive feel to it as soon as you pick it up. The weight of the plane is a definite advantage in eliminating the chatter, normally associated with lower cost hand planes.
Straight from the box, only with a small amount of sharpening and honing on the blade to get good results, I think that with a small amount of fine tuning (the same with any hand plane) the results would absolutely A1
After using this smoothing plane for a whole day, I found that it was a real pleasure to use – the results were first rate, as good as I can achieve on my more expensive hand planes. The only disadvantage I found was the size of the Tote/Handle, but this was not a major drawback.
Conclusion: I would strongly recommend this particular hand plane as real competitor to other number 4 hand planes on the market costing 2 or even 3 times as much. Add a second blade for high angle work and this tool would cover most of your small project needs.
I am looking forward to getting my hands on the remaining hand planes in this series to test and use.
Value for money 10/10
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