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Posted on Help. I have a bevel up jointer, smoother, and Jack but want to try BD

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#1 posted 06-03-2018 08:49 PM

I would be more inclined to classify the bevel
up planes as specialized. Modern ductile iron
makes manufacture of more durable ones feasible
than in Stanley’s heyday. I dropped an old
Stanley spokeshave on concrete once and it
broke in half. The ductile iron planes are supposed
to be less brittle.

I prefer the bevel down generally. I have some
bevel up planes and they aren’t my favorites.
I prefer to be able to tweak the depth and
chipbreaker settings on the fly. The LV BU
planes may be easier to adjust than the LN ones
I have though.

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