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Posted on Bevel Up vs Bevel Down Jack Plane

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 04:17 PM

I just decided on the LN low angle jack, though it hasn’t arrived yet.

The reason to get the low angle version is versatility. Sharpen different blades at different angles and it’s like multiple planes in one. I plan to keep one blade at 25deg for end grain, and another at 38deg for general use.

I saw a Sellers video where he used several jack planes to compare them and ultimately concluded that they all work just fine. Nothing in that video about excessive tearout. Unless, I suppose, you were using a low angle blade for surface plaining.


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