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Bench Rabbet Plane

by JP4LSU
posted 02-06-2018 10:38 PM


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Rich

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 11:18 PM

I have the rabbet block plane and find it’s a good compromise. It performs well as a low angle block plane and I also use it to trim tenons.

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 11:30 PM

I wouldn’t get it unless you’re doing wide rabbets a lot. The few I know with a #10 don’t use them often. I’d go rabbeting block. It’ll get much more use.

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Rich

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#3 posted 02-07-2018 12:26 AM

Fridge has a good point. Even the rabbeting block plane is a bit wide for a standard 3/4 to 1-1/4 inch tenon, and can tend to roll sideways if you’re not careful. I’d imagine the bench version would be even more difficult.

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Loren

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#4 posted 02-07-2018 12:31 AM

I had a #10 and a #289 and with both of
them I had trouble making a square rabbet.
I’m sure you get better with practice. I didn’t
mind the idea of using a hand tool for a few
minutes to make the cut instead of messing
with a machine, but my results were worse
than the machine. I also had a #46, same
difficulty with making rabbets.

I still have a shoulder plane for trimming joints.
That I find is a useful tool.

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JP4LSU

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#5 posted 02-07-2018 12:53 PM

OK thanks guys for the inputs. All valid points. I think I’ll shy away from the rabbet bench plane. I may still end up going for the rabbet block plane though eventually. I can envision more scenarios of its usefulness than the rabbet bench plane.

Maybe a small shoulder and a rabbet block plane would be a good combo.
Thanks again guys. You’ve talked me out of a rabbet bench plane. You’re making me buy 2 tools and spend more money. Congratulations. Haha!
-JP

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LittleShaver

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#6 posted 02-07-2018 01:25 PM

I have the LV rabbet block plane and it is my go to block plane. The other 8 or 10 block planes on the shelf are jealous.

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JP4LSU

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#7 posted 02-07-2018 09:39 PM

Thanks LittleShaver for the input on the rabbet block plane. Although I didn’t know LV had a rabbet block plane. I was looking at the LN version.
-JP

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knockknock

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#8 posted 02-08-2018 04:56 AM

I’m guessing it’s the Veritas skew block plane:

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bandit571

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#9 posted 02-08-2018 05:20 AM

What I have been using, lately…YMMV

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