A waste of time and money when it comes In case you are not prepared to put hours of work into repairing this plane, it will be of no use to you
Upon entering the cutter into the plane, I noticed that the blade is badly skewed on one side. The blade should be square so that when you cut a rebate, the edge conforms to the side of the plane and you get a neat 90-degree When you cut a rebate with a skewed blade, you are unlikely to achieve a square cut. However, I honed and sharpened the blade, then tried to make a shaving with it. On a scrap of wood, the plane went from no shavings to hogging off too much shaving and jamming up the mouth as the length of the wood went. Flatness of the sole is one of the main possible causes of this issue. On a granite block, I used a Sharpee to scribe some lines on the sole of the plane and rubbed the sole across some abrasive of a 60 grit. No Sharpee lines remained on the mouth of the plane only the sole and heel of the plane wore off. The 60 grit was applied again to the sole in an attempt to flatten it. On the other hand, I went a step further by The same result occurs the mouth of the plane has a valley. It is at this point that I must decide whether to throw it out, or continue to flatten. It was finally in a decent state when I received it. The flattening process was continued by increasing the wet/dry grit until stopping at 1,500 grit. After I put a coat of wax on it, I buffed it. The rebate was cut a second time. The result was better this time around, however, because the cutter was not straight enough to maintain a good 90 degree rebate. I also had to back file the angle with a shoulder plane afterward. A replacement iron older than me that I bought on eBay was the replacement of a 78 iron that I decided to buy on eBay. Over the entire length of the rebate, lovely, fine shavings of one thousandth of a millimeter. I heard that nice "whisk" noise that comes from a well-sharpened and well-set blade. The tool is now of high quality. It wouldn't have cost me as much to buy an old used machine and not this one if I had known at the time what it would take to fix it up. It cost me an additional $25 to replace the cutter, and I probably spent three hours repairing Had I had more money at the time, I would have bought Veritas' much more expensive plane because I would have felt happy Ideally, if you buy this, sharpen the blade and try to cut a rebate. Be aware that your inability to cut a decent rebate has nothing to do with your abilities. There was a mass exodus of people The product is a pile of crap with little to no quality assurance.