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#1 posted 12-26-2018 02:54 PM

Yes of course, now that you have spent $250 on a plane, go out and spend another $350 on ANOTHER LOW ANGLE SMOOTHER AND BLADES because you aren’t sure what is wrong. I hope this is a joke. I agree with previous advice, wax the sole of the plane, retract the blade and slowly bring it back down running the blade across the wood until you make contact. Please please PLEASE don’t go out and buy a new plane. I am pretty confident this one will work for you!

Get a Veritas with PMV-11 irons and not have to worry about sharpening:) Grain direction can be tricky, try attacking from different angles? I have had better luck smoothing with a high angle (55 deg) but then again it was a Veritas with the PMV-11 Iron:)

- Andre

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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