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  1. The 1205 Handyman Jack plane can make a better than average scrub plane for rapid stock removal and initial flattening of a board. The irons are reasonably thick and the castings are generally solid, just a little crude. Not well suited for taking thin shavings, but very well suited for taking thick monster shavings. Keep the Bailey number 5 set up for a little bit finer work. Use the 1205 as a scrub. Grind the blade with a large camber and set it with the mouth nearly wide open. The odd handle on the back is actually larger and is a lot more comfortable for really HEAVY work than the m