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Forum topic by Splinter12 posted 09-13-2014 07:53 PM 2545 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-13-2014 07:53 PM

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#1 posted 09-13-2014 08:19 PM

Looks nice. It would be better if they allowed you to select from a few different wood choices for the tote/knob though.

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#2 posted 09-13-2014 10:59 PM

I’d still go Lie Nielsen. I go the store frequently, I literally get shivers when I walk in the showroom….

It’s sick quality stuff… I thought about picking up the #8 and making a run for it one time. I didn’t though.

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 07:49 PM

I agree with BLarge. The only exception would be the #5, since the LV version now has an adjustable mouth. That would come in handy for initial flattening jobs with a cambered iron. They were a bit cheaper than LN when it first came out, but they already raised the price to match LN.

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 02:32 PM

I will stick to my current bevel up planes. I don’t see the need to collect / buy the new system

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#5 posted 09-19-2014 04:32 AM

Lot of innovation in the design. All sizes have the easily adjusted mouth like the BU planes, it can be loosened to clear chips and returned quickly to same spot – best design available. Offering the different height, diameter, and angle for the tote is unique. Different angle frogs puts these in competition with BU planes in a way. Even with all of the customizing options they are still cheaper than Lie Nielson. If I didn’t already have all the refurbished Stanley’s I can use and LV’s BU planes these would get a good hard look.

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#6 posted 09-19-2014 04:55 AM

The cost for the plane is very high. I am good with my current LV bevel up. If this was my job yeah I will consider since interlinking grain would need a very high bevel which this customization will provide.

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#7 posted 09-26-2014 07:17 AM

I’m more than happy with mu LV BU planes.

On a side note: Vic seems to have been grazing in a good paddock.

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