|Forum topic by rwe2156||posted 05-24-2015 10:13 PM||599 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-24-2015 10:13 PM
Since they are on sale, I bought a pair of block planes today.
Fit and finish look good. I did not check the sole for flatness.
Blade back flattened fairly easily, although one required quite a bit more honing.
Performance: about what you would expect although compared to my LN LA block, they don’t seem quite as “tight”. Don’t know any other way to describe it.
The LA did chatter a bit when planing some endgrain, but I think I could have had the lever cap a little tighter.
Overall, guys, for $80 each, I think they are certainly much better than the Stanleys and worth a look.
I also purchased the side rabbet plane after a fiasco trying to cope with with my old Stanley 78. What a piece of junk that is!!
-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!