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Posted on Lie-Nielsen Cabinet Maker's Rabbeting Scraper Plane - to buy or not?

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#1 posted 05-24-2017 05:37 PM

I sometimes use crazy grain wood. Not long ago I bought a LN 4 1/2 with a 55 degree frog and that solved some of my issues. But there are times when a scraper is the only thing that will work. I love card scrapers but having a lot of mass behind them with a plane is beneficial. Also, this kind of plane works well if you’re doing inlay. I’ve never warmed up to a Stanley 80 and doubt I ever will.

A scraper plane is on my To Buy list. But it wouldn’t be the rabbet, it would be the larger non-rabbet one, which is only $20 more. More mass, I have no use for a rabbeting plane when I scrape. I guess there are times when you would want one, but those times never ever show up for me.

If you’re already using a card scraper a lot now, I would recommend looking into a scraper plane.

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