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Forum topic by jmos posted 04-22-2012 04:24 PM 1718 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2012 04:24 PM

The project I’m currently working on is QSWO, and my planes were not working as well as I would like. I got a cabinet scraper, and it worked great. I’m thinking for large panels I might be well off adding a scraping plane to the line-up, and wanted to get some thoughts about it. Is there a lot of value to having a plane as well as the cabinet scraper?

I noticed that LN has a 90deg blade for the #62. I’ve got their #62, so this would be a low cost option, but I was wondering if anyone had tried this configuration, and how well it worked?

Any other input on scraping planes? How hard are the #112 to set up and use?

I see LV and LN make 112’s, any thoughts? Any of our plane restorers have any they might like to part with (if it’s less than a new LN/LV)?


-- John

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 05:17 PM

John, My opinion only. I have three favroites.

#1 is a Sargent #53. That gets used most with the cutter ground to 45 and a small burr. #2 is a Stanley #112. Same cutter set up with a heavier hook on the blade. Mostly for larger planks and table tops. #3 are the typical card scrapers.

Each has it’s own purpose on various wood and grain. No question, the ability to tilt the blade like the #12, #112, #53, etc is easier to adjust.
The Veritas scraper modeled after the Stanley #80 (I forget the model #) is good. It’s heavier and has a larger base then the #80 along with good steel in the blade. Good value there.

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 11:22 AM

I’ve got the veritas scraper plane. I think its great.

I also made a few
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#3 posted 04-24-2012 01:09 AM

I dont personaly have a scraper plane however my friend and co-student has the lee valley and I used it on the horribly gnarly ribbon Mahogany I am making my tool box out of it and it is WONDERFUL. You can plane in virtualy any direction with great results.

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the input.

The cabinet scraper I bought was the Veritas version of the #80, works great. Sounds like I should put a 112 on my wish list too!

No one has tried the scraper blade in the LN #62?

-- John

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