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Ben Crowe at http://www.crimsonguitars.com loves his hand tools and in particular old Stanley planes. He has been intrigued by the new range of planes being made in Mexico. They look to be aimed directly at the middle market in between the cheap barely functional fare they have made since the 2nd world war, and the high-end hand planes and tools made by the likes of Veritas and Lee Nielson.
So, we ordered a new low angle sweetheart 60 1/2 block plane and this is the unboxing, a review, and, sadly, a fettling video as the sole needed flattening, and in the end, Ben had to sharpen the blade.
4:12 The reveal
10:04 The review – black marks – the sole is not perfectly flat at the mouth
the name stamped and not engraved
finish in places not satisfactory
18:44 Ultimately a little disappointing but the plane is substantial and the blade good
19:44 Work to be done – file corner and front edge, and flatten the sole
20:15 Using granite lapping stones to flatten or level the sole and filing the sides
28:41 Cleaning the grease from the mouth and sharpening the blade
31:03 Replacing the blade and checking the plane on a piece of figured Maple
38:09 For the money the plane passes. Comfortable, weighty, and an improvement over
Stanley’s budget planes
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Thank you again for all your support, we really appreciate it! – Ben
Stay tuned and stay awesome!