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Subject:
How wide is the iron?

Jim Matthews
Better they rust in your basement than mine - plenty spares available.

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The real advantage of taller irons is ease of lateral adjustment.

These little Hock blades are excellent, they're easy to sharpen and take to buffing well.
Once set, they're not too the hand such that you would notice. The mating between the cap iron and blade is better than most engine manifolds.

It's the fiddly adjustment that has me witholding my highest endorsement.

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There were so many minutia out of spec on this little plane - it turns out each suggestion was correct and rectifying them all yielded a working little plane.

I needed something between my smoother and Jack- this will do nicely.

Thanks for your help.

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