What you get for a lot less money. Taylor plane

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Forum topic by tvrgeek posted 04-19-2021 03:02 PM 432 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2021 03:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

So, I decided to see what mid-priced would get me ( plus it was in stock)
Picked up a Taylor #28 shoulder plane. So, to compare what one expects if they paid twice for the prestige brands:

All the edges were sharp. Took about 5 minutes with a needle file to resolve.
Iron was not ready to use. Got the back flat to 2000 and put on a micro edge in about another 10 minutes.
Castings has some voids, but none that effect the use at all.
Sole was flat enough for government work.
Of course iron, not stainless steel.
But does it work?
Well quick slice across a piece of very difficult wood, whisper of a cut. Or as that TV show host says ” It will cut”

Happy addition to my planes. Darn, I need to make a new shelf as I am over-flowing and still “need” a couple more.

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#1 posted 04-19-2021 03:56 PM

Hey, that’s great to know. Did you check that the sides are at 90 degrees to the sole? It could be a great option in the shoulder plane world.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#2 posted 04-19-2021 04:41 PM

TO make it more easy to find later, you might want to repost under reviews.
I’ve often wondered about these. Thanks.

-- -Steven Peck,

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#3 posted 04-19-2021 04:51 PM

What “size” is that in shoulder planes? I know the “73” is “large”.

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#4 posted 04-19-2021 05:09 PM

Thanks for posting. I have often wondered about these budget planes.

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#5 posted 04-19-2021 06:19 PM

Middle size. About 1 1/16 wide. Just checked. Sides are dead parallel. No light against my engineers square.

I’ll know further after I clean up a few tenons. It feels comfortable, but until you use one, you don’t know. That’s one of the features of the Veritas. I am almost ready to start actual projects again after the shop refurb, top to bottom.

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