I received one of these last week, and I have to say: this is the
nicest plane I have ever used. Comfortable, precise, and functional.
(BTW, I have no financial connection to Lee Valley except that they
periodically get some of my money)
The large shoulder plane is ALSO tres cool! I started with the Medium
one, and then broke down and asked my family to place one under last
year's Christmas tree. They did. I use it as much as the medium one.
Only "periodically"? :) Me too. In fact I'm running out of things
that I'd consider "must haves" for myself. I've been thinking about the
new 22" plane, though...
I looked at that online, but I can't see that I need that one. What
would you use it for? I have a dado blade and plenty of router bits.
I'm sure there's a use; I just don't recognize what it is. Thanks!
Bottoming dados cleanly, even the hand-cut ones which take much less time
than setting up the saw. Nibble and clean on the table saw really quickly,
without worrying about paring errors.
Makes better inlay bottoming,too. Routers leave fibers standing unevenly.
Then there's accurate and rapid hinge mortising, which alone would justify
Thanks, George. Keep talking and my wallet is going to get lighter (or
a family member's at Christmas time). There is a limited (to my mind,
anyway) number of chisel widths available--1/4 and 1/2. Is that enough
to cover inlay work? I haven't done any, but thought that narrower than
1/4 was common. Am I wrong?
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