New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane
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  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by Handplanesandmore ([quote='omark' pid='...)
(01-10-2019, 11:01 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: ...

This is the first time I heard that one needs to do anything about the chip-breaker when one gets a brand new plane. I know people will either return the plane or get a replacement chip-breaker from the vendor if the new chip-breaker fails to work in a new plane.

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Well, it was not my intention to suggest honing chip-breaker is unconditionally required. However, from preceding [early ] responses OP could have impression that you never touch c/b.
It is possible that someone reading this discussin, who 'restored' old plane and never 'sharpened' the c/b will think again...

P.S. David, it is nice you check the site from time to time.
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#42
  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by omark ([quote='Handplanesan...)
(01-11-2019, 03:38 PM)omark Wrote: Well, it was not my intention to suggest honing chip-breaker is unconditionally required. However, from preceding [early ] responses OP could have impression that you never touch c/b.

Thanks for your clarification.

I think by now the message is clear to everyone, especially any new plane users reading this thread: 

A new plane from a reputable plane maker can and should be used without anything done to the chip-breaker. If there is an issue with the chip-breaker, it is not a design issue, it is a QA issue. And the defect can be dealt with by the vendor, or by the new owner only if he or she wishes to do so. 

The chip-breaker of course can be touched even if it is new and working well. Some of us even have a back-beveled chip-breaker. Same for plane blades...some of us back bevel a blade (not the same as ruler trick). 

Simon
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#43
  Re: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by SCK (I really feel stupid...)
Whew! This thread came dangerously close to someone tossing out the BU vs. BD argument! He he he.
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#44
  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by Tony Z (Whew! This thread c...)
(01-11-2019, 04:55 PM)Tony Z Wrote: Whew!  This thread came dangerously close to someone tossing out the BU vs. BD argument! He he he.

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  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by Tony Z (Whew! This thread c...)
(01-11-2019, 04:55 PM)Tony Z Wrote: Whew!  This thread came dangerously close to someone tossing out the BU vs. BD argument! He he he.

Well, there's no chipbreakers on BU planes......
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#46
  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by Admiral ([quote='Tony Z' pid=...)
(01-11-2019, 07:22 PM)Admiral Wrote: Well, there's no chipbreakers on BU planes......

Always the cap iron...
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#47
  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by Admiral ([quote='Tony Z' pid=...)
(01-11-2019, 07:22 PM)Admiral Wrote: Well, there's no chipbreakers on BU planes......

But in the world of BUs... could someone be honing the lever cap instead?! Winkgrin
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#48
  Re: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by SCK (I really feel stupid...)
(01-11-2019, 11:43 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: But in the world of BUs... could someone be honing the lever cap instead?! Winkgrin
Simon

I have honed the adjustable mouth on one of mine. Smile
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#49
  Re: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by SCK (I really feel stupid...)
I have removed the adjustable mouth of my #62, milled a cross slot in it, installed a magnet there (well ahead of the mouth). Works very well in gathering loose screws, nails etc., so I don't run over them with the plane...
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  Re: RE: New wood river 5 1/2 jack plane by Tony Z (I have removed the a...)
(01-12-2019, 08:38 AM)Tony Z Wrote: Works very well in gathering loose screws, nails etc., so I don't run over them with the plane...



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