Bevel Up (BU) or Bevel Down (BD) Planes

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  • #4085
    Anonymous
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    Much can be said in favour of each style of bench plane and their many varied uses, but which do you prefer and why?  I honestly find bevel up planes capable of carrying out the vast majority of tasks given them and – whilst the bevel down format is extremely handy – I seldom find myself reaching for them.

    Given the choice, would you chose to exclusively use one bench plane style over the other?

    #4115
    Gary Hodgin
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    In my limited experience I’ve used only one BU bench plane, a #5 Jack plane.  I use it more than any other plane I own.  I also own and use several BD planes.  No strong preference, but the size and easy adjustments on the BU make it my most used.

    I don’t think I’d want to own one style exclusively but it I really don’t think it’d be a big deal.  They each work well if properly adjusted, sharp, and used appropriately.  .

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