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The Lee Valley plane plane has extremely accurate machining on it(so does the LN,but not quite as smooth) The machining is also the smoothest I have seen on a commercial plane. I did not have this problem with the LN,or the Stanley,which has a swinging lever to tighten the lever cap, the easiest system to operate,though not made as elegantly as the other planes,it worked quicker. Makes me think that there are likely a few places where a quarter or half pound of metal could be removed from one of these planes. These days, my finances are tight enough that it seems like the more prudent route may be to buy a new LN or LV plane instead of taking a chance on the ebay lottery.
Nice to see some measurements on sole flatness - not a critical factor in a block plane, though. I also tested a Stanley #15 adjustable mouth low angle block plane that I bought new about 30 years ago. One fits the Low Angle Block Plane; the other fits the Adjustable Mouth Low Angle Block Plane. If time can be found, I will sharpen up the blade on some of my standard angle block planes and give them a whirl around some wood tomorrow.
Having had such good results with my LA blocks though has my others just sitting and waiting except on a few occasions. In raising the panel for the top, I use my LN low-angle block plane exclusively, sharpend to a high angle and with the mouth almost completely closed. With the LN plane's exposed lever cap screw,you can at least see what you are doing,in terms of loosening the cap till it cleared the screw.


I can lap the sole of the LV(and,indeed of the LN also),though I wish I didn't have to on such an expensive plane (remember,it was within the specs.) I just would like it flatter. I have several block planes,so I may reserve the LV for times when I am working on the bench top,and not over my universal wood worker's vise (which really started life as a German made gunstocker's vise with swivel jaws). I had only made guitars with the Stanley in the past,for the greatest part of its use,for things like planing down the edges of the guitar's sides. If Lee Valley would post the weight of this plane,we'd have an accurate idea of what to expect. Amazing that so much goes into the function and appearance of a product and then there is a disconnect when it comes to the actual feel of holding the plane when it is being used. I have several block planes,and will just use this one OVER THE BENCH TOP,and not out where I stand more of a chance dropping it.
It actually sucked down to the granite surface plate.I would rather have the iron a tiny bit hollow,because it will bear down tighter on the blade ramp,so I was fine with that. From the standpoint of an adjustable mouth on a low-angle block plane, one shoudl consider what you wish to use if for. I have one and it's definetly a realy good choice that gives you a lot of option, like adjustable mouth, you can also add a front nob and a rear tote to convert it into a small smoother and also they sale a adapter that replace the mouth adjusting plate with a chamfer guide(The Shwarz just love that thing, and I do to!!) And with the us dollar being strong over the Cdn, it would be probably a good choice for the money! In short, when you are using a block plane you are normally in a situation where adjustments are the norm. Having seen that all 3 planes were a bit hollow on their bottoms with a precision Brown and Sharpe straight edge,I decided to test them on my good granite flat.


I noticed that when I rubbed the LV plane against the granite surface plate,the center of the adjustable sole,and the butt end edge were the surfaces that touched.
I think the most critical factor in selecting a block plane is how it fit and feel in your hands.
However, if you intend on the low-angle as your only block plane, then yes, an adjustable mouth is quite useful, and if you work highly figured wood, it will likely be essential. The blade on the Stanley had been sharpened quite a few times,and was razor sharp,but at a more blunt angle than the other planes. I think this design,while a bit on the extreme side,is a GREAT deal better than the Bridge City's block plane,which(as was usual) WAY over the top,and WAY TOO EXTREME,stretched out MUCH too far,to the point that it was not acceptable. I would hate to drop the plane,and I advise anyone buying it to be careful to keep a good grip on it. I couldn't get it to plane quite as thin a shaving as the other 2 would in the condition its blade and sole were in.



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