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#1 posted 05-25-2016 03:30 PM

OK, so I followed y’all’s advice and got the Lie Nielsen scrub plane.

Only had a few minutes last night, but tested it out on the 3/4” edge of 3’ of poplar. It took about 5 mins to reduce it 1/4” to my mark. I probably had it set too “hungry,” I really had to push the thing bigtime, might have been faster to reduce the depth and make more cuts faster. But I was in a hurry and didnt bother.

Probably slightly faster than sawing the thing and then jointing with a No 7, and probably more comfortable.

Anyway, I figure other potential scrub plane buyers may be interested in the commentary.

The tool will definitely get use when I need to reduce thickness by 1/8” etc. Don’t need to dull my No 4 1/2 or No 7 blades on stuff like that.

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