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Re: LV replacement cap irons......

david weaver
I'd replace the cap iron, too. If it needs constant fiddling, then enough of it must've been ground away that it's an issue with maintaining the hump.

Of all of the planes I've had, I haven't had any that needed bent more than once, but I have also had a cap iron or two that looked like it had some of its life ground off and I just threw it in the trash instead.

My experience with the Hock, LV, LN caps (I've had all of them) is they're practically the same thing. A no or low spring version of old wooden cap irons. Once in a while, one will claim to be like the old wooden cap irons, but they're not. Even the flattest wooden caps still have some spring (unless they, too, have been ground and bent).

A friend of mine honed an LN cap iron at stock angle and found out that it couldn't hold up to planing (it was 25 or 30 degrees) - that's the only issue I've seen. From time to time, someone will say that they've found a hardened cap to be an advantage, but I think they're in the weeds. They hold up fine at the angle we actually use them (50 degrees and up) and are easily corrected.

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