Okay I can get the scary sharp blade, but do you have to file the chip breaker each time as well?
I get a gap and the wood chips want to just build up in the chip breaker. I have the blade set at aprox 1/8 but no more than a 1/16th and the gap is visible. If I place the chip breaker any further back, then the blade can’t be adjusted far enough back to not dig into the wood.
I’ve adjusted the chip breaker more ways than can be imagined.
It’s an old Stanley #4 smoother.
It’s hard being a rookie. :-)