|Forum topic by gargey||posted 05-09-2016 02:38 AM||946 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
05-09-2016 02:38 AM
1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.
Anyway, I’m trying to stay on the “efficient frontier” of buying things that are most incrementally useful. I think I might need (let’s be honest, want) a scrub plane.
Who has one, and what do y’all think of them?
I have a No 7, No 4-1/2, block plane, No 62, router plane, medium shoulder plane, and edge plane.
The reason I want a scrub plane is to be able to dimension lumber when the situation calls for it (ie. when it might be quicker than sawing or taking 100 passes with the No 7).
The way I see it, a scrub plane can remove material more quickly than a fore/jack plane, with the trade-off being a bit more time with my jointer to flatten stuff out after the scrub plane (compared to if I had used a fore/jack plane prior).
Example situations include: Reducing the width of a board by a 1/4 inch; in the future maybe hand jointing boards if I need to.
I’d rather not get a fore/jack plane, because I want to keep my collection fairly small due to space and $ (I prefer Lie-Nielsen). Going with one of those would be less helpful compared to the scrub plane if I wanted to remove a lot of material quickly.
I am also not interested in having multiple blades to switch into planes, I don’t want to waste the setup time.
Anyway, I’d like to hear y’all’s thoughts.