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Forum topic by BalsaWood posted 06-24-2015 08:05 AM 729 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BalsaWood

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06-24-2015 08:05 AM

I need help selecting a plane for the purpose of flush trimming, removing glue, etc…. The two I found are these:

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/151301/woodriver-small-chisel-plane.aspx

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=32664&cat=1,41182,48945&ap=1

Which would be better?


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David Taylor

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 02:03 AM

I think you’re comparing apples to oranges here. The Woodcraft is more of a chisel plane the Veritas more of a flush-level-glue-cleaner-upper-type of thing. I’m not sure that would stand up to planing much wood but as you say you’re talking about flush trimming I assume veneer and light work like that. For heavier work their actual chisel plane is here…

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=70929&cat=1,41182,48945&ap=1

Having said all that if you need a chisel plane for trimming/planing wood into corners and jobs like that, of the choices you gave, get the Woodcraft. If you’re just cleaning out glue, very thin flush trimming, etc. get the Lee Valley tool.

If you can swing the budget the Lee Valley chisel plane I linked to I think is a better tool than the Woodcraft one but I am partial to Lee Valley so my opinion may be biased..

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bridgerberdel

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 03:55 PM

Generally speaking, chisel planes are a solution looking for a problem. A good sharp wide chisel used bevel down gives more control.

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#3 posted 06-29-2015 04:01 PM

Eh. I use a cheap harbor freight chisel plane for glue clean up and it’s a lot easier to use than a chisel. But that’s me. If I had the extra $ I’d just get a shoulder / chisel plane for glue clean up.

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 04:05 PM

Another alternative.

https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/special-purpose-tools/chisel-plane?node=4076

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