Metal Smoothing Planes
Metal smoothing planes is article about Hand Tools bookmarked by jerry with ID 13376511229 was uploaded on 12-03-2019 and has been viewed 173,382 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...