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Super Cheap Scrub plane

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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know I picked up a Kobalt Bench plane from lowes about 2 weeks ago. It's not the best smoother. Although after you flatten the sole and tune up the blade and frog it did take pretty decent shavings. However, I have better planes for smoothing, but I do not have a scrub plane…. So I went ahead and converted said Kobalt bench plane to a scrub plane. I have to say it works way better as a scrub plane. So for $25.99 + tax its not a bad deal.
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It's a 2 inch blade just like the Stanley #4's, the handles are actually wooden and quite nice. The frog did have some slop but I was able to make it mate better with the sole pads with just a little work. I also think the sole is stamped steel rather than cast iron, but I'm not sure. But as a scrub plane it hogs off some wood just like I need to to do. It doesn't hold an edge for a supper long time but it get the job done before I have to go back to the stones.
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