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Forum topic by 12strings posted 03-22-2013 10:36 PM 1306 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2013 10:36 PM

Tell me if I’m thinking rightly here…If I get…

-Veritas Plow Plane-$230,
-Conversion kit-$40
-3/4 inch blade-$19,
-Tongue-cutting 1/4 blade-$28
TOTAL: $317.

If I get these, I’ll have capabilities for 1/4 grooves, & tongues, and up to 3/4 in. rabbets as well, right?

Is this a viable alternative to getting the plow plane and the $239 rabbet plane?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 11:10 PM

Depends on where on the board you are making the rabbets.

The plow plane doesn’t have a nicker, so it works best with the grain.

The skew rabbet plane with nicker (scoring spur) and skew blade works both with the grain and across the grain.

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 11:26 PM

12strings, just a suggestion: you could find a really nice Stanley 45 for that money and have LOTS more flexibility for cutting rabbets, tongue and groove, and others. I use mine a lot.

-- Mike

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#3 posted 03-23-2013 12:46 AM

just get the complete kit at $420 or so in standard width and you will have ething

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 01:06 AM

Actually you could get a Stanley 45 clone from Sargent, wards masters, craftsman, just to name a few for around 100$ with all cutters in ready to use condition. I see them all the time on ebay. You can get a ratty one for much less. I use mine quite a bit. I love to put a nice bead on a project especially around doors and such.

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 02:04 AM

Hi 12Strings. In my other post I lamented about how much I spent on my Record 050 plow plane but it was still a lot less than what you are wanting. You can also have an option of beading and with the nicker it allows across the grain as well. They also can be had with metric sized plow blades. Good luck with you decision which ever way you go. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#6 posted 03-23-2013 02:25 AM

You might also try a Record 405

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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