On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:20:11 +0000 (UTC), John McCoy
No, it's not a Stanley at all. Mine is a Preston, I think there's a
The two blades are on top of each other, in an X shape. They don't
interfere with each other when working, but they do share the same
The #79 isn't too hard to adjust for both blades simultaneously, you
just have to sharpen the blades so they're exact mirrors of each
Do whales have krillfiles ?
I don't recall seeing anyone making those on this side of the pond.
It seems that the #79 or the matching set #98 and #99 are the
side-rabbets made here.
Oh sure ... that's a breeze. ;-) My problem with the #79 (at
least the recent model one I won) is that the way the thing came, once
it's set to take an even shaving, the tip of the iron extends so that
it will score the work past the bottom of the groove/rabbet/whatever
you are widening. To fix it, you have to round off the tip of the
iron. (Good luck getting that exactly the same on both irons. :-)
Also, on mine, the casting was horribly uneven where the blades
My #79 basically sits in my tool cabinet, waiting for those times
when I get so desperate that I actually resort to trying to use the
d*mn*d thing. :-}
Just say (tmPL) Now that's what I call a "specialty" plane.
Well, I ordered a Veritas low angle block plane. Personnally it was
between that and a low angle smoothing plane. Between my thinking and
some of the comments of you that have used to low angle block plane I
felt that it was the best next purchase. I tried this plane about 3
yrs ago (when it first came out) at a show and it was impressive then
when I knew JACK about plane usage. I know I will appreciate it now.
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