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Forum topic by Polock2 posted 04-29-2012 11:15 PM 1055 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2012 11:15 PM

I have been doing alot of searching for a #4 or 4.5 smoother plane and a # 7 jointer plane. I have looked on line at LN and veritas, but also E.C. Emmerich wooden planes. Does anyone know anything about the wooden planes, are they any good, how hard it would be to flatten the sole etc. I know how good the LN are, but they are pricey.

Thanks Jerome

-- Jerome

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 11:58 PM

The EC’s are very nice, Jerome. I think they’ll perform right up there with the others you list. They’re not terribly popular here in the States for some reason. They feel very “tall” to me, meaning that I feel that I’m gripping far from the workpiece. The adjuster takes a little getting used to. My favorite of the EC’s are the blockplanes but it looks like you’re looking for a smoother/jointer. I wish I could help you more. al

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 02:21 AM

Personally, I think the E.C.E. primus planes are wonderful. I wouldn’t buy one though. I much prefer the traditional wedged ones than the fancy adjusters. It just isn’t that hard to tap the blade with a mallet. The new ones are good (Adria Tools and Traditional Woodworker sell them among other places) and old ones can be had. The plain bodied wedged jointer is half the price of the Primus.

They will come flat enough. Besides, wood isn’t that hard to flatten if it was an issue.

Don’t overlook the Hock kit for making your own. Lots of fun (and actually cheaper in some ways.) Think of the first one as a class and beyond that, you will be making your own. Warning: after making one, you will not be buying another one. They are addictive.

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 10:02 PM

Thanks for all the feed back, and yes they are cheaper than the LN. I think I will order one of the planes and see how I like them. Thanks again!!!


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