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#1 posted 12-18-2018 05:55 PM

If it’s skipping, you’re either taking too heavy of a cut, the blade isn’t sharp, or both.

Wax the sole, retract the blade all the way, and slowly turn the knob until you’re just getting shavings. If you’re getting dust, sharpen the blade. If you’re getting a shaving on only one side of the plane, adjust the lateral lever to square the blade.

For a smoother, relieving the corners of the blade is common to avoid gouges on the sides.

A dull Lie Nielsen cuts just as crappy as a dull stamped frog Home Depot POS. Learn to sharpen & setup your plane, and touch up often.

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