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Derek Cohen

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 04:09 PM

A toothed blade is useful to remove waste and prevent tearout. However, it is very slow, and it is not the plane of choice when hogging away twists and unevenness. It is better suited to a board off a bandsaw, and not rough sawn. For the latter, one uses a jack plane with a cambered blade. My preference for this task, in order, is a woodie, then a #5, and lastly a LA Jack – all with cambered blades.

Regards from Perth


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