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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 11-21-2018 08:48 AM 498 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AlaskaGuy

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11-21-2018 08:48 AM

Many of Lie Nielsen Bench Planes you are given a choice of Iron or Bronze. What are the pros and cons of each?

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jmos

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 12:21 PM

Bronze won’t rust, which I think is the only practical difference. I think it’s a little heavier too. And it looks neat.

I’m not aware of any downsides to bronze, besides the increased cost.

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 02:35 PM

I have bronze plane from LN #4 smoother. I like it it’s nice and heavy .
I remember the bronze sole new would mark my work a little bit. It doesn’t any more. My #4 doesn’t come out of the drawer very often but when it does it’s ready and never lets me down.
Rest of my planes are regular arn.

-- Aj

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 08:23 PM

Heavier. I’ve heard of marking issues but have never experienced it.

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 11-21-2018 10:37 PM



Heavier. I’ve heard of marking issues but have never experienced it.

- TheFridge

I have had marking with their 102 plane

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