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Forum topic by ChrisG posted 02-12-2010 03:34 PM 3634 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChrisG

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02-12-2010 03:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane fillister plane rabbet plane rabbeting

Does anyone out there own and/or have experience using the ECE Moving Fillister Plane? If so, how do the fence and depth adjusters work? Its hard to tell form the various adds online. I’m thinking about purchasing a fillister/rabbeting plane, but don’t feel like messing about with sharpening a skewed blade on the LN and LV planes. The ECE seems to be the only “premium” 90 degree blade rabbeting plane out there. And just to say up front, at the moment, I don’t feel like rehabbing an old Stanley 78. Although I guess I could take a chance one one of the new Kamals. Opinons???

-- Christopher Griggs, New Orleans, thewoodlife@gmail.com, http://chrisgriggs.blogspot.com


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#1 posted 02-12-2010 07:40 PM

I have the dovetail plane; I believe the setup is similar except there is no depth stop on the dovetail plane. Just 2 machines screws in a slotted fence. I use an adjustable square to line the fence up and tighten the screws. It’s a pretty simple nothing fancy setup. I don’t have any trouble with it, though I have to add, I rarely use the plane.

-- Mark, www.mrhudon.com

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 08:26 PM

Just realized that LV had an additional picture on their website that show the plane from the underside so you can clearly see how the fence and depth stop work.” http://www.leevalley.com/shopping/AddViews.aspx?p=55609":http://www.leevalley.com/shopping/AddViews.aspx?p=55609

Thanks for the input Mark. It was quite helpful. Am I correct in assuming that the reason you don’t use yours much is because you don’t cut a lot of sliding dovetails or is there another reason?

If anyone else has any experience using either the dovetail or fillister plan from ECE I’d love to hear about it.

-- Christopher Griggs, New Orleans, thewoodlife@gmail.com, http://chrisgriggs.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 08:37 PM

Correct about why I don’t use it much, it is kind of a specialty plane, it does do a great for sliding dovetails!!! I’ve had it for years, it still has the price tag on the box $59.99 …man I’m getting old : )

-- Mark, www.mrhudon.com

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