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Posted on Getting into Hand Planes/ Which size/ Lie Nielsen?

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#1 posted 11-07-2018 07:21 PM

Personally, I think if I were starting over, my first plane would be a 4-1/2. It s an excellent smoother and the wider blade also makes it effective at flattening faces. It s also long enough that it can be used to joint the edges of shorter boards.

- HokieKen

Yep. Me too. I really like both of my 4-1/2’s. Reach for them way more than any of the others.
Lots of opinions, no bad answers. I seem to have much better luck with my new LN’s and Veritas Lee Valley planes than I do my old Stanleys, Millers Falls, and Sargeant. That could be cause the new planes have a thicker iron, and haven’t been sharpened poorly and I can just get them sharper more consistently. I’m a huge fan of my Veritas standard Low angle block plane. Item 05P22.71. I tend to like the adjustment on Veritas planes better than Lie Nielsens… Oh, BTW, Lee Valley has free shipping today and tomorrow still :)

-- Pete

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