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#1 posted 02-19-2012 06:29 PM

Great idea posting one topic per plane!

I have the craftsman version and it is very tricky to get set up right. The nicker was proud of the side and had to be ground down, the side was not flat so it was important that the blade is in line with the nicker rather than the side of the plane.

Also it is very tricky to adjust the blade depth. You have to tap it down into position but if you go too far there is no way to tap the back of the plane to back out the blade like in a wooden plane. You have to pull it back out and start over again.

Also the bed on the craftsman is not flat it has a little elevated piece at the front of the blade that I had to file down.

But I got it for $15 bucks complete and it is set up now ready for the next rabbet I have to cut.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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