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TomD
"Even if we take the "I knew it all along" chorus seriously, what does it prove? That you're smarter and better than all the schlubs on forums? Congratulations."

That lacks nuance:

1) I was dead certain everyone thought breakers were to control tear-out, but it turned out there was less specificity when I returned to my sources, than I expected to find (I have hundreds of books, mags and videos, and there was less than I expected to find in them);

2) due to Japanese experience certainly, I knew the breaker needed to be set close to the edge, very close;

3) But for a variety of reasons I didn't follow that practice with Western tools, in fact I am somewhat of a convert to the idea of no breaker whenever possible. I had no number in my head like it needs to be 5 thou back. I knew it was extremely close because at times I would drive it over the edge. But you can't really see it, or need to see it, so I didn't know. Being able to tell people how to set breakers on assemblies is very useful, and not something I knew all along.

It was a combination of being certain of some things that were right, some things that turned out I was wrong about; some things that are useful info that were not on my radar.

Then on top of that there is the issue of where from here. One thing the boards are useful for is getting the sense of what people find useful, and what one might usefully say to a beginner. I was not inclined to tell beginners to throw out their Kings for Shaptons, or diamonds. But in the contest for ideas one may get a useful sense of where things are headed. Does anyone know what the sales figures are for single blade planes, low angle planes, vs for people who plane with an intentional breaker position. Who is winning?

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