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#1 posted 01-11-2020 08:33 PM

Sharpening and Setting the Bench Plane

- be sure that the edge-bevel is lower than 45°, usually 25° to 30°; otherwise the iron will skate on the wood (some relief angle is necessary);
- be sure that the cutting-iron is sharp;
- be sure that the cutting-iron bevel is down and the cap-iron is on top of the cutting-iron ;-)
- verify how far the cap-iron edge is from the cutting-iron edge;
- be sure the depth-adjusting yoke is engaged in the corresponding cap-iron slot otherwise the adjustment will not work.

Moving the frog forward will help.

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