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Forum topic by Smirak posted 12-28-2017 03:45 AM 571 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2017 03:45 AM

I received a RH Skew Block plane from Lee Valley for Christmas. Looking for some first hand “experience” with users. I have yet to use this plane, but there seems to be a little “looseness” in the fence rod and fence. When I tighten the thumb screw all the way down, I can move the fence up and down relative to the sole. I feel if the fence was “off the sole”, I could rotate it 360 degrees. Also, there is a very minor movement in the (what I think) thread area where the fence rod attaches to the body, thus allowing for the fence to actually skew a minuscule amount.

The only skew block I’ve worked with is a LN one and the fence locks up tighter than a drum.

Anyone have a LV and can comment/correct/corroborate/refute my findings?


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#1 posted 12-28-2017 03:57 AM

My fence rotated a bit. Didn’t move laterally though. I put a thicker fence to accommodate small rabbets.

Lee alley is very good about correcting problems and issues.

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