I can do the same job with cheaper planes. If I was starting from
scratch, I'd buy the Buck for practice. If I tuned it to usefulness,
fine. If not, then I've learned things at little cost and have a fairly
decent doorstop. Then I can go on to picking up old SBs a Lot cheaper
than LN. Better machined and thicker blades are not worth the difference
in price. The LV shoulder planes, however, are on my list. I can't even
come close to what they've done for shoulder planes by buying an old
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