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I have both...
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worth the extra cost? ()

David Weaver
the bronze 4, as well as a pair of stanley 4s. One old, and one later with beech handles and a blue body (and stamped adjuster yoke)

I like the later blue stanley better than any of the others - it adjusts smoothly, isn't too heavy and isn't nearly as sticky on wood as the bronze LN.

The LN certainly does the tiny adjustments to make super thin shavings more easily, and I flattened the stanley planes, but for day to day work, I'd still rather have the stanley planes (they're less nose heavy, too).

Not a fan of the A2 irons in the LN, either. They are probably the best of the A2 irons, but just not a fan of A2 irons in general.

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