It is currently 22 Jan 2017, 15:18
TrimTheKing wrote:Width. Nothing more, nothing less. BU Jack blade is 50mm and smoother blade is 57mm.
I have both and the Jack tends to do the grunt work the I keep the smoother for final finish planing, but tbh you can do exactly the same job of smoothing with a freshly honed blade on the Jack with a fine set cut.
Woodbloke wrote:Virtually no difference in practical terms. The low angle smoother though could, if needed, be used on a shooting board, whereas t'other one couldn't. Then you'd have to by either the low angle jack or a dedicated shooting board plane - Rob
Mike G wrote:Don't do it Terry!!!
The buggers are out to get you. You don't need it. I have a block plane and a jack plane. Some longer thing would perhaps be nice.........a shooting plane........but that's the very most you need. All the rest are made for tool collectors
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