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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 01-23-2015 07:44 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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01-23-2015 07:44 PM

I think I may want to get a low angle block plane and was wondering what you guys might have, that you are willing of letting go of, before comitting else where.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#1 posted 01-23-2015 10:29 PM

The Veritas is very nice. Would NOT let it go.

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 11:48 PM

I have an old Stanley I bought in the 80’s, a Veritas and a Lie-Nielsen rabbet block plane. I still use the Stanley and it works decent once you tune it up and put in a good blade. Both the Veritas and Lie-Nielsen work right out of the box. They’re not cheap but I think they’re worth it. If you’re only going to have one plane I highly recommend the Lie-Nielsen rabbet plane. It has the capability of trimming rabbets and tenons that the others can’t.

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 01:18 AM

I was in a antique store a few months back and picked up Stanley 60 1/2 for $15.00 I’d commented earlier on one here and made a fool of myself. So I decided to grab it and check it out. Took me about an hour to clean it up, flatten the sole and sharpen the blade. I was really pleased with the first test drive. Actually, I put it to good use today and for what I was doing it was the best plane in the hanger for the job. I have no doubts that Veritas and LN are fantastic planes. But the dollar difference between my 60 1/2 and the high end guys will be put to good use else where.

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 05:47 AM

I know you’re looking to buy, Troy, and I don’t have anything to offer sorry. Just wanted to second the rabbet block suggestion from davidls. I’ve got an old 9 1/2 and the L-N and they’ve been a great combo. Bought the 9 1/2 first. If I hadn’t, I would have gotten a 60 1/2 and a shoulder plane.

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Mark Kornell

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#5 posted 01-24-2015 08:04 AM

I have a LN 60 1/2 and the WoodRiver low block. Have also used the LV low angle block, plus made a couple wooden ones. All work well and are daily workhorses. I tend to pick up the LN 60 1/2 most often because it fits my hand best. 2nd choice is one of the woodies.

I’d really like to try one of the LV DX60s or NX60s to compare.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 03:14 AM

I have the LN low angle block. Great plane. I’m taking it with me.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 01-25-2015 03:26 AM

I have the Veritas LA block plane and it is great. Really solid performer.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#8 posted 01-25-2015 02:18 PM

I bought the new Stanley sweetheart at Woodcraft and I like it. Might me a little on the large side for some, but I like it.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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