25 Oct. 2003|
Woodriver v3 block plane,round end table dimensions,easy diy woodworking - How to DIY
Back in 2009, when he reviewed the first release of WoodRiver planes, Gochnour was not impressed with the tools. Richinsd52 writes: Really, if you look at the actual difference in price of a new wood river block plane and a Lee valley Veritas, come on we're not talking about breaking the bank.
BallinaBill writes: I have seen reviews of these planes made in China and while I am willing to believe that they will do what is required of them, I would still seek alternatives to purchasing them. It’s been a while since I set this plane up for myself, but it always has been a rock solid performer. The iron was sharpened with a relief on the ends to avoid the dreaded plane marks (This was a bit too much relief for my taste, but I ended up grinding it off and starting over.) I actually liked the way the tool handled.
The US can't compete with China when it comes to cheap, so I don't want LN to learn how to mass produce their planes just to make them cheaper. The tote was very comfortable to me, but the plane just seemed a bit light weight for my taste in a #5.
The weight, and the design of the tool makes it naturally do what a plane is supposed to do, and it does it very well.
I also have the excellent Veritas planes and expect that after my demise they will be in service for another generation, or two.
Nielsen is a great person, and I am sure I will own one of his planes before he sells out to China.I live and work in Detroit I know first hand what its like to be sold out for cheap labor.
Bottom line, once you get a plane where you like it, it should stay there without too much fussing.