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#1 posted 07-03-2019 12:24 PM

I ve always wanted the LN bronze 4 and may some day get one. I just can t realistically justify the cost since my old Stanley works perfectly. It seems no matter what I have tried I still need to use a scraper afterwards though, especially on certain grain. So I would say most important is pick whatever smoother you want, keep it super sharp, and get a good cabinet scraper or card scraper and keep that sharp as well. Here is Paul Sellers thoughts on various frogs, York pitch and scrapers, worth the read for your scenario:


While I love the look of the LN went with the Veritas L.A. then the H.A then a scrapper plane all in PMV-11,
funny how often the old Stanley #4(PMV-11 iron) still gets used as well as a #61 cabinet scrapper!
Also did pick up a bronze 212 LN which actually is quite nice ?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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