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Re: worth the extra cost?
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Re: worth the extra cost? ()

David Weaver
If you bought the bronze, keep the paraffin handy. If you use it for mostly finish work, the weight won't likely bother you and the feel is smooth like a cadillac.

That discussion is sort of like power steering - my mother had an early 90s oldsmobile, and one of my employers had a cadillac from around the same time. You could've flung the wheel and it would've spun lock to lock. If you hit something on the road, the steering wheel didnt' so much as flinch.

But sometimes you want to be able to feel what you're driving over (i can feel tearout occurring at small levels far better with the stanley whereas a stroke over the same wood will feel tearout free with the LN, only to find upon inspection that both surfaces look about the same).

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