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Posted on Are Infinity Tools Hand Planes (Jointer, Rabbet) Any Good?

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 05:04 PM

That product line wouldn t be complete enough for me to invest in. Specifically, jumping between cast iron smoother and jointer, then wood rabbet. What s your jack plane solution? No, the #33 won t do. ;-)

True, the #33 is used as a scrub plane when starting in on rough stock, the #4 has two blades (one cambered more than the other) that I use for flattening and smoothing. I wasn’t sure what a jack plane could do that the smoother isn’t already doing, but certainly the smoother can’t do the job of a jointer or a rabbet, lol. I’ll have a bigger plane collection in the future, but this is a sub-$200 investment for two specialized planes, but I’m not sure on how well those planes perform. I’ve found nothing at local antique shops, and most eBay sales go for higher prices on the well-known brands (I don’t know enough about the less popular brands to know whether I’m buying someone’s trash that will be my trash, or whether it’ll be my treasure). I don’t mind having a set of planes that don’t match…I’d rather be able to do the job properly, haha!

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