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Have a (newer) Stanley 92 shoulder plane, should I go large or "upgrade" my current 3/4"

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Forum topic by nexgen91 posted 11-27-2018 07:28 PM 357 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nexgen91

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11-27-2018 07:28 PM

I have a Stanley 92 that I have been using to clean up shoulders and squaring corners on some of my projects, I have a Lee Valley gift card from their Cyber Monday sale (missed all the planes). I have been eyeing their shoulder planes for a while now, but I am not sure if I should “upgrade” my 92 since it is around the same size as the LV medium, or if I should get the large model. I have looked at various forums and noted that many people recommend the medium, however some say go big. Looking for input and opinions based on my current situation. If it helps, I plan on making some small to medium boxes/chest/cabinets, as well as some more furniture items in the future (to include a dining room table), and am looking to clean up the M&Ts on them with the shoulder plane.


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#1 posted 11-27-2018 07:37 PM

If there are other planes or tools you need, then I’d look at upgrading at a later date. I’m sure the veritas is fantastic but I don’t think it’ll be leaps and bounds over a functioning 92.

Me personally, I’ve always just used my widest chisel instead of a shoulder plane so take my advice with a grain of salt.

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#2 posted 11-27-2018 10:10 PM

Thank you for the reply, I can not think of any other planes/tools that I need a the moment. There are some that I would like to have (small plow, jack rabbet, PM-V11 chisels, etc) but I don’t really “need” them at the moment :) A lot of those things would be an “upgrade” over the functioning tools I now have.

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