On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 00:39:44 -0400, "JPE" <jsawduste> wrote:
http://www.supertool.com/ of course
Very brief - I played with one, just to see what it was like.
Horrible thing to use. As for all of these iron-bodied multiplane
gadgets (like the #45) there's barely any "mouth" to them and so
cross-grain performance is particularly bad. Not a happy plane when
cutting a dado. If you want to make sliding dovetails with it, then
there are wooden dovetail planes around that do a much better job.
It's a terrible working tool and very valuable as a collectible. So flog
it to someone who wants to admire it and use something better yourself.
As with the 45 or 55, you'll sort of have to teach yourself how to use
it. If you really like working with hand tools you may enjoy it, but a
router is much easier. If there is one Stanley plane that was made
immediately and totally obsolete by the (electric) router, I'd have to
say this is it.
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