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Post  Ken Cook on Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:49 pm

I've been using these quite a bit lately. I use them to shave spars even on my foamies. They work terrifically for tapering flaps, profile fuselages, stabs, etc. They don't work well out of the package. No plane does anyhow as they need to be ground and sharpened. After taking this one from it's package, I spent quite a bit of time just flattening the back just to place it on the grinder. You can't expect much from $8. However, once ground and sharpened, it cuts with amazing precision. It saves a lot of sanding and heat generated by sanding which typically warps the piece. These are available at Home Depot. Ken
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Post  RknRusty on Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:53 pm

Haha, it was the 5th sentence before I figured out what kind of plane you meant. I have a similar one from Stanley that I like too.

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Post  Ken Cook on Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:25 pm

That would be the one. Sharpening these takes some time. It's not going to happen in 10 minutes. It took me about 1 1/2 hours to get an edge. The blade is stamped. It has a very bad cup in it and the flat side needs to be flattened to get a decent edge. I started on a piece of plate glass with 220 Tri-Mite paper and oil working my way from 320 -600. After I could see a decent pattern on the back I went to the grinder. If the blade dulls due to accidental drop or just use, a simple re-grind will take a matter of minutes. It was the initial flattening that took all the time. Ken
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