Shoulder plane question

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Forum topic by Robert Engel posted 06-30-2014 08:01 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert Engel

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06-30-2014 08:01 PM

Just received the Veritas Large Shoulder plane.
Much bigger and heavier than I expected.

Any comments/experience on large vs. medium sizes?

I’m thinking about swapping it for a medium.

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 08:33 PM

My first shoulder plane was a LN large, I’m don’t think it’s quite as large as the Veritas, but I found it too large for most work. At the time I bought it LN didn’t make the medium one they have now, or I would have bought it instead. Anyway, as time went on, one Christmas I got the small LN shoulder plane 1/2” and found it to be really useful; then I lucked into one of the Veritas “factory seconds” deals at LV, and bought the Veritas medium. My LN large sits mostly unused now, the 2 smaller ones do almost everything I need. For my work (mostly trimming tenons and cleaning up rabbets) the medium is a lot handier to have.

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 11:27 PM

I have the medium size LV shoulder plane. I love it, I use it all the time. I have the large one in my wish list. My advice is to keep the large one and just buy the medium size one if you can afford it. Otherwise swap them!

Good luck!

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 05:55 AM

If the stock you are working on is one inch wide then medium is fine. It really depends on the work you are doing.

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Robert Engel

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 03:26 PM

I’m going to swap it for a medium and see where my woodworking takes me.
Too expensive a tool to just have laying around.
I think a large is not really necessary for the next few projects I am doing.
No more responses needed Thanks.

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