|Forum topic by MarkJ||posted 08-20-2009 01:13 AM||1073 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-20-2009 01:13 AM
I’ve been thinking about finally getting a block plane. Over the last few projects I have run into several situations that I thought one would be useful. The only plane I have is an old Millers Falls #4 and that’s what I end up using each time I think a hand plane would do the job best.
The thing I can’t quite figure out is why you would need an adjustable mouth on a block plane? I read through the following post http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1051 but it never really answered the question what an adjustable mouth does for you. What I did find interesting were a few people saying they had both an adjustable mouth block plane and an apron plane… and often chose the apron plane.
I’m all for saving a few bucks if possible. I’d still rather buy a new one (Veritas or LN), but the apron planes are cheaper. More often than not though, I tend to buy the cheaper option only to buy the more expensive option later on, defeating the original goal of saving money!