Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re:5.5 and 6
Response To:
Re:5.5 and 6 ()

David Weaver
I think, but can't prove, that David Charlesworth's LN videos demonstrating a late model stanley 5 1/2 and referring to it as a "super smoother" (sounds cool even though I'd never have any interest in using one as a smoother).....i think that those demonstrations may have something to do with the popularity.

Just as wiley says about the wooden jack planes - as soon as someone breaks a sweat with one of those compared to a stanley, it's over for the stanley. I think the same is true for a smoother in a dimensioning regimen - the idea of a super smoother on something that just needs "regular smoothing" sounds like a bunch of extra work.

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