|Forum topic by Cosmicsniper||posted 03-31-2011 07:15 PM||2003 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
03-31-2011 07:15 PM
I find myself in need of something that you might traditionally call a shoulder plane. As much as I like my cheap Stanley block plane, I’m thinking of just getting something like the Lie-Nielsen Rabbet Block plane, which would serve double-duty by not only replacing the Stanley, but also give me the “shouldering” ability.
The alternative is to get something like the Veritas shoulder planes, which would give me the ability to do the shoulders – especially tight ones that the block-type plane can’t reach – and cleaning of dado/grooves (very appealing)...but such a plane wouldn’t replace the Stanley anytime soon. Plus, I realize that I’d ultimately want various sizes of Veritas shoulder planes for varying sized dados.
So, my questions to you LJers are…
1.) I’m sure I’ll have them all at some point, but what would you purchase first?
Thanks for your input!!!!
-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com