Metal Smoothing Planes
Metal smoothing planes is post about Hand Tools bookmarked by don with ID 11076162078 was uploaded on 12-03-2019 and has been viewed 43,606 times.
Synopsis: Smoothing planes are the primary means of surface preparation in Chris Gochnour's shop.And after years of using them, he has lots of advice for those interested in buying one.First, look for a good-quality blade that can be sharpened to a keen edge and hold that edge for a substantial amount of time.
Second, if it has a chipbreaker, make sure it's well made.Third, you need a plane with a flat sole.With those criteria in mind, Gochnour tested eight Bailey- and Bedrock-style models and two low-angle models in price range from $30 to $300.
He also gives tips on tuning up a bench plane...