|Forum topic by hafwit||posted 07-08-2008 01:13 AM||1551 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-08-2008 01:13 AM
This weekend I picked up a new Lie-Nielsen 271 mini-router plane from my local Woodcraft store. I was in a rush so I didn’t bother opening the box or packaging until I got home later that evening but when I did, I noticed that the hole for the blade was not square with the body of the plane. It isn’t too bad and I don’t think it will affect the functionality of the plane, but it is noticeable. Furthermore, the blade itself doesn’t look like it was ground squarely either!
I have a few other LN tools including a dovetail saw and have never been disappointed like this. What do you think I should do; should I return it to the store and see if they have another one in better shape, contact Lie-Nielsen and complain, or just deal with it? Like I said, I don’t think it will affect the functionality with a little tuning.
Has anyone else had a problem like this from LN?