Recieved my first coffin smoother a few weeks ago.
I have never used a LN but I can't imagine anything cutting as
smoothly as this plane. Up until now I'd been using ebayed Stanley 4s
and 5s, and I can tell you, there is no comparison.
I was recently using it to touch up some 8/4 end grain on black cherry
- wow! I can't believe how easily this plane cut. Absolutely no
chatter, just tissue paper thin, effortless, little swirlies - and the
overall craftsmanship is exceptional.
If you've never tried one, I would highly recommend checking out
Steve's home page.