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Forum topic by bbasiaga posted 11-19-2016 02:23 PM 1695 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbasiaga

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11-19-2016 02:23 PM

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=73208&cat=1,230,41182,48945

I’m considering this as a gift for someone for Christmas. They were talking about a LAJ plane to use for a shooting board, but I think someone else has an old stanley jack in mind for them, so a specialty shooting plane might be nice.

Didn’t see any reviews here. Thought I’d see if anyone had any thoughts on this.

Thanks,
Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 11-19-2016 03:35 PM

Brian, I’ll send you my address, and promise not to open ‘till Christmas. :)
Bill

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 05:08 PM

That looks nice, but other than being able to use it as a block plane and a shooting plane, I don’t see how it’s better than the LV shooting plane that’s just slightly more money. That plane has very good reviews.
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=70926&cat=1,230,41182,48945&ap=1

And I agree, you’re too swell Brian, a shooting plane for every LJ is very thoughtful.

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#3 posted 11-19-2016 11:52 PM

If you haven’t seen this plane in person, I would hold off. It is huge. At least twice the size of a block plane. When I saw it for the first time I was somewhat shocked how much bigger it was than anticipated

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 02:30 AM

Having both, for shooting I would say this. If you have a tracked shooting board (retainer holding the plane in line), the shooting plane is the winner. If you don’t have a tracked shooting board, the miter plane is better. If using the plane without a shooting board, like on a miter jack, the miter plane is better.

Also as AUswimKC said, the miter plane is a brute of plane. It is like a block plane around the size of a 4-1/2 smoother (slightly less width and only a 2” blade, also a long non-smoother type toe). Something else to note, is that the miter plane uses a unique T shaped blade.

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 03:48 PM

Thanks guys. Yes, it would be an expensive gift but our family sometimes teams up if there is something big someone wants or would like.

I saw from the dimensions in the catalog that the plane was large, which I think helps with the task. I was also thinking the ability to use it with the miter jack would be neat.

Perhaps the LAJ would be just as good….

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#6 posted 11-21-2016 04:41 AM

I use the LA jack on my shooting board. Works really well.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#7 posted 11-28-2016 05:38 AM

LV has a blem miter plane among their Cyber Monday deals – $250. Go go!

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/page.aspx?p=75130&cat=900132&ap=1

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