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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 05-24-2015 10:13 PM 575 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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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.
One took a little over 5 mins, the other almost 12.

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!!


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#1 posted 05-25-2015 12:01 AM

I bought the low angle version myself and have been very pleased with the results.

-- paxorion

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