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Stanley 46

by Grasshopper000
posted 07-28-2016 12:43 AM


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bandit571

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 01:02 AM

Might try the 45?

I found out I needed to sharpen the left hand spur…..IF both are sharp, dados look great. Just remember to PULL the plane backwards a few times, then start the dado.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 07-28-2016 01:04 AM

Plane didn’t show up too well..

Among other things the plane can do….

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 01:06 AM

Hey bandit, thanks for the reply, i’ve had a 45 and opted out because I didn’t find it did a great job across grain. I’ve got a LV small plow and a Record 050, but those of course don’t have spurs and don’t do dados. The skew blade seems to do such a nice job, I’d much rather invest in a 46 than another 45. Appreciate your reply and suggestion just the same.

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 01:09 AM

I should also say my purpose is really around dados. I have rabbet planes and plows, just want a satisfactory solution to hand cut dados. Like Leach says, the 39s are downright uncomfortable because there’s no place top put your forward hand. I know I know, poor me!

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#5 posted 07-28-2016 01:10 AM

Beautiful work, bandit.

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#6 posted 07-28-2016 01:48 AM

I have the 3/8” #39…meh. I have since sharpened the other spur, the rightside one is a new one. Just pull backwards a few times to let the spurs cut the lines, then plow away to cut the dado. A light cut to start, then you can deepen it up. Last cut or two can be a light one again, for a smoother bottom to the dado.

One other thing, add a saw cut on the far side on both sides, down to the depth of the cut. Reduces blow-outs on the edge.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 07-28-2016 01:50 AM

Good tips on the saw cut

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