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Forum topic by Richard posted 04-20-2012 04:10 PM 1248 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Richard

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04-20-2012 04:10 PM

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Anyone have one of these Slickplanes?

I am thinking about buying one to try it out. It looks like a nice alternative to using a round-over bit in a router.

Your thoughts and observations?

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain


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#1 posted 04-22-2012 04:14 AM

For 16 bucks it might be worth trying it out.

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 04:59 AM

Years ago I had one of those with the straight cutters. The
cutters were really poor and the edges just chipped and
got mashed in use. There used to be a brand called
Radi-plane years ago. I suppose mine was one of those
and I was not impressed. Maybe mine was a bad apple.

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 12:07 PM

I have a round over plane that I reviewed here: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2253

For the plane I reviewed, flattening the back is very easy, but if you’ve never sharpened a curved blade, it will take some practice. I use that plane on every project (I’m a hand tool guy), and it’s a very nice plane. The only time I don’t use it is when I need to round-over end grain. For that, I use my block plane.

Using a hand plane to round over the edge also requires knowledge of wood grain. If you plane the wrong way, you will get some tear out. I don’t mean to discourage you, I’m just saying that it will take some getting used to, so if the first time out, you get a torn out mess, you just need to practice (and don’t try it on a project until you get the basics down). It is really very easy to learn though.

-- Charles from California

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