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I have been needing a block plane for some time but never did the need and opportunity to fill the need hit at the same time as it did recently. I really didn't feel that the added cost of the premium tool could be justified until this past week when looking at the top line Stanley and for about a third more I could get the a Lie Nielsen after trying them both out I went with the better of the two and feel now it was the best choice. This will not be my last Lie Nielsen tool. This little gem will shave off down to .0015, and you can read through the shaving, impressive, now all I have to do is learn how to use it. This is the low angle 60-1/2 adjustable mouth plane.
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A most excellent choice Jerry!!! I have the rabbet block plane and love it. One of the advantages of buying a quality plane such as these is that out of the box they are sharpened and tuned as good as it gets. You know right off how well their tools work and what can be expected of them.
Small learning curve, but there is one none the less.
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Know the feeling I want one to just fighting myself to buy it,maybe my need and opportunity will come together also.
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A little addendum here:

good ole rust don't care whatcha paid!! start a regiment of cleaning and waxing/oiling every few months. I kind of go with the change in seasons as a time frame. I like this stuff:

https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/...re-jojoba-oil-

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I agree. I bought one second hand but unused. It is probably my most used tool and is really easy to keep in an apron pocket or whatever. I have an old Stanley one too - best of the Stanley. It's not in the same league as the LN
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It looks great and I know it works great to. I need to learn more about using those kinds of tools.
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I read that the older Stanley 60 1/2 low angle was made much better than the new ones but that it still isn't as good as the Veritas or LN.

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This little gem will shave off down to .0015, and you can read through the shaving, impressive, now all I have to do is learn how to use it.
Jerry my friend, I gotta get me one of those because one of my grandsons is having trouble reading in his pre-kindergarten class. Maybe that thin sliver of wood will help him - it sure wood (pun intended) make me a good excuse to buy one!

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Prior to one of my major surgeries, I explained to my doctor and anesthesiologist that I am one of those "weird-ohs" that is considered to be drug resistant to pain killers and quite a few forms of anesthesia.

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