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07-07-2018 10:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 49 12” lumber 12” stock rabbet block plane tongue n groove construction drawer bottoms cabinet backs

Hello all.
I’ve been on the slippery slope of acquiring and using hand tools for a while now and came into posession of a Stanley no 48 which I love. I’ve used it so far so some rather large panels for a head board and foot board and can see it being of benefit down the road. Now I’m questioning wether I should purchase a Stanley no 49 as well. I’m not sure on how often I would use 1/2” stock, although I do plan to start using 1/2” drawer bottoms but I plan to rabbet three sides to fit into the drawer grooves, and being the Stanley isn’t equipped to cut across grain would the no 49 be used that often?

What’s your opinion or would my
Money be better spent somewhere else like a rabbet block plane with nicker.

Thanks Scott

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#1 posted 07-07-2018 10:47 PM

Might look into the Stanley No. 39 family of Dado planes. I have the #39- 3/8” that can plough a 3/8” wide dado..

Set these once, as long as the spurs and the iron is sharp…they work great…..they do need a batten to guide them.

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#2 posted 07-08-2018 12:56 AM

Your recommendation got me over to the blood and gore site where I stumbled upon the #78. I’d love to have the 39’s but it seems that would get expensive.
I see Paul sellers favors a 78, guess some more research is in order.

Lol this still doesn’t alleviate the thoughts of if I should get a 49. Anyone who has both the 48 and 49 who like to chime in and comment on which you use more?

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#3 posted 07-08-2018 02:33 AM

I have the Stanley 45…..and use it a lot.

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#4 posted 07-13-2018 10:31 PM

The answer is always “yes get another plane”. The #78 is somewhat usefull as well.

The #45 is an animal all it’s own.

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#5 posted 07-13-2018 11:34 PM

Lol I did end up with a 78 and a 49. Can’t help it. I gotta say the 78 impressed me for what it is.

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#6 posted 07-14-2018 02:29 AM

now you need a sargent 79

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#7 posted 07-14-2018 11:10 AM

I think Smitty has some blogs about using the #78. I’m pretty sure there is one about raising panels.

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