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craigd
I have convinced myself that positioning of the cap iron is less critical (less fiddly) with a 50 bed angle. Anyone have experience to support, or not, this notion?
Of 16+ planes I have with 50°+ cutting angles, none have cap irons. And don't need them (in my use on the woods I work anyway). My rack of Stanley's are the only planes with cap irons (well, one Japanese plane and an old wooden razee that see no use).
If you wish to see the kind of work I do, here are a couple of video; one with Stanley #7, followed by a single iron panel plane.
http://youtu.be/Phusogf5wMs
http://youtu.be/F_LfmcjOOQ4

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