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Posted on Bevel Up vs Bevel Down Jack Plane

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 04:30 PM

How are you wanting to use it?

If you are looking for a heavily cambered plane to use for scrubbing and dimensioning wood, then I would go bevel down. They are much easier to get a heavy camber on and take thick shavings with than a bevel up.

If you are wanting a multi purpose plane with lots of flexibility, then get the bevel up because of the reasons Brian mentioned.

If you are going to have it as a general purpose plane (oversized smoother & short jointer), either one will be fine.

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