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Walker

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#1 posted 02-27-2017 04:58 PM

I got the Wards Master plane in the mail today. What a difference! I only had a few minutes to play with it thus far, but even with a dull blade I was able to make shavings with it. I could barely accomplish that with the Borg plane after working really hard at it. A few quick swipes on the diamond block and it was already cutting well. The lateral adjustment holds, the blade adjustment knob is smooth and precise, and the frog adjustment is something the buck bros didn’t even have.

I’m suddenly feeling much more confident in the hand tool endeavor. Once I have time to clean up the Wards plane and actually work on the blade, I’ll be much happier. Now that I have a tool that works as its supposed to, I can learn and practice the proper techniques for set up and sharpening. I’m convinced the buck bros has a defect of some sort, but once I get these skills down maybe I’ll revisit it.

-- ~Walker


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