Lie-Nielsen - Medium Shoulder Plane (Rating: 5)

This was a birthday present this year; I have only just been able to get some shop time with it. I am in the middle of a bookcase build and found this to be invaluable removing the whisper thin bit of wood needed to make the shelves fit just right or to clean up the home made moldings to complete the top of the case.

Ease of Use:
If you have used other planes you will find this plane to be straight forward and intuitive.

The mouth is adjusted by loosening the locking screw on top then moving the screw in the front to close or open the mouth. This combined with the very simple blade adjustment will give you all the control you will need.

The construction and finish of the plane are outstanding. The sole is square to the sides and the adjustable toe's fit is almost seamless.