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Anonymous12 December 2012 at 2:32 pm #4631
Funny enough a friend of mine just bought one, and he brought it down to show me. We set it up and tried it out, It is a very nice plane. Fit and finish was 100% I don’t think you could go far wrong with it buddy.
I have the Veritas right handed rabbat plane and I prefer it above a power router. It’s a lovely tool though pretty hard to setup and use correctly. It’s very easy to create a slope. But I’ve read about such planes and it seems common. I can make a square cut but I have to pay close attention.
I have an older Record Rabbet plane 078 I think. I like it. It has two post for the fence instead of thethe one post that Stanley and other clones of that day used. It isn’t as great on the cross-crain as the Veritas skewed planes but it is a very small fraction of the price on ebay and if you score the area, take shallow cuts, it still works very well.
That said, I lust after the Veritas Skewed Rabbet/Rebate planes.Anonymous13 December 2012 at 7:52 am #4670
I often use a skew ironed Record #712 for cross grain work on raised panels, although I quite fancy test driving Veritas offering. 🙂 Other than that, the type of rebate plane I use varies depending on the work in hand, but you can quite often opt for a plough/combination plane, or fillister #78/#078/#778. You seldom find exposed cross grain rebates, but maintaining a sharp edge and fine blade setting genuinely works wonders whenever a finer finish is desired, plus a finer cut tends to make rebating a comparatively effortless exercise in comparison to using a heavy cut. 🙂Anonymous13 December 2012 at 10:49 am #4672
Setting the iron so it stands very slightly proud of the side of the plane (At the shoulder of the rebate) helps the cut, while adding a wooden fence (10mm thick x 38mm deep) to the iron fence can help prevent sloping, but you also need to keep the fence firmly against the work piece. 🙂
So, I gather from reading this thread, a skewed rabbit plane is preferred? Is that correct?
Does the skewed plane work with the grain and across the grain equally well?
If one only purchased a skewed plane, would that be sufficient for most, if not all rabbiting tasks?
Texas, USAAnonymous13 December 2012 at 3:05 pm #4685
Chris Schwarz, thinks it’s one of the finest metal rabbeting planes ever made.Anonymous13 December 2012 at 4:23 pm #4700
Some pics would be nice 🙂Anonymous13 December 2012 at 4:26 pm #4701
A skewed planing angle is of particular benefit when raising panels across grain, but isn’t a necessity when dealing with most concealed rebating work. 😉
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