Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: A test with bevel up planes, buffing, and tear

Winston
> What you're showing is why it's difficult to make a magazine type article or tutoring for a bevel up plane.
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> If you discuss taking a thick shaving, most readers will just see that nothing seems to cause tearout and they'd never use the thick shaving, anyway.

There's definitely more complexity and nuance in assessing the performance of planes, compared to chisels.

My Veritas low-angle jack has been mostly sitting on a shelf. I've preferred bevel-down planes due to better tearout control and easier cambering. Now I may start using it more, using a 32 or 35-degree bevel and buffing.

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