|Forum topic by ki7hy||posted 08-04-2016 05:55 PM||423 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
08-04-2016 05:55 PM
I’m thinking of picking up one of these, not the pair. I want to trim a very shallow rabbet on my tail board when hand cutting dovetails and have a decent block plane to use otherwise which this should do the trick unless others have suggestions.
Right handed and left handed versions….seems kind of extreme no? I understand when you go across grain with the rabbet it will pull the plane in toward the edge to make a better cut if the skew is pointed that way but is that the only reason? Could you potentially buy the opposite blade and exchange them or does the fence/cutter only mount to the one side? I would guess the pair would help in order to prevent tea rout at the end of a cut/board so you would use both with every pass but I guess I’m struggling with how we worked wood for a 1000 years and I haven’t ever seen skewed planes in both right and left handed in the vintage realm.
I have lots of old 100 year old Stanleys that I love. Haven’t found a block plane I love yet though and I would like to trim small rabbets for the tail boards.