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#1 posted 02-19-2012 06:30 PM

I have the Craftsman version with the little horn at the front for a place to hold the plane, it’s definitely an improvement over the regular Stanley. The nicker/spur is the circular one you mentioned, but it doesn’t sit well in the bed and is virtually useless. Without the nicker, it is terrible at cross grain cuts and does okay work at rebates with the grain. I hardly use it.

The Stanley and Craftsman parts are interchangable. I purchased a new Stanley fence for mine from Highland and it fits perfectly.

If someone is really interested in this plane, I’d recommend purchasing the English version made by Woden, which seems to have some nice upgrades from the usual Stanley version.

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