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  1. Greetings! Recently I had to make some 5 dregree miter cuts on some 2X4 for a couple of workhorses, I made those cuts by hand and honestly it took me a lot of time and patience, so finally I bought the Nobex standard miter saw and it works really good, in fact better than I expected, all it needs is a very sturdy base where you can screw the miter saw onto, and like me, if you want to cut some 2X4 you better get the replacement blade with 12 teeth per inch. The saw comes with a 22 tpi blade wich is good for smaller pieces. Check out the reviews...
  2. Well, after all, the blade had a micro bevel so I regrinded it using my honing jig and some coarse sand paper, it turned out well after a few minutes. About the back side of the blade I decided to hone it not using the ruler trick, I'll just use some 2000 grit sandpaper on my glass plate and see how it works. I just think the blades should come with a flat side and a bevel side and leave the secondary bevel or any microbevel as an after sale customer decision. I thank you all for the comment and excelent advice! Have a great week!
  3. Hello Freddie! I needed to know because this blades are suppose to be dead flat on the back, but you are right I have to hone the back to get rid of the burr. I just need to find the right ruler to try this trick, a really thin ruler. Hey thanks for the advice!
  4. Hello everyone! After workign for a while with my new LV plane blade upgrade, I have to sharpen it for the first time, but I have some questions for more experienced woodworkers like you guys. I don't need to polish the back, right? I know the blade has a 30 degree bevel. I use the LV MKII honing guide for all my sharpening, but the blade-registration jig has two different color codes, red for high angles, and yellow for standard angles, both color codes have a 30 degree preset position. Wich option is right for this kind of blade and why? So far I have only used blades with a 25 dregree bevel
  5. All right, bad idea to use a Jointer handplane for a heavy cut. Anyway, I was checking the information about the LV BU handplane and I believe it can't be used with a shooting board. I think I found a very good reason to keep my number 7 handplane. Thanks for all the advice and information!
  6. Hello Franklin! Never thought of this before but a jointer hand plane with a heavy cambered iron will take some serious heavy shavings. In fact I will use the old and rusted blade for this porpouse. I will write about the results. Maybe this will team up with my scrub plane for faster work... Until I can afford a Felder power jointer-planer.
  7. Hello! Actually, I do a lot of hand planing, so I also have a scrub plane. I have to give it a try, of course the jointer is heavier but I bet it would be a lot faster than the scrub plane with long and wide boards. That would be a good reason to keep the Record. Thanks!
  8. Hello Mr. King. I have a No. 7 Record I bought 4 years ago, I have done some research and I found out the quality of my plane is not as good as the older Record planes. I will try to post some pics later.
  9. Hello everybody! All of a sudden I have a great chance to buy the highly recommended Lee Valley low angle jointer plane. I already have a Record jointer plane and now I don't really feel the need to keep it, so I am thinking about selling it despite the money spent on a blade upgrade and all the time I've invested in the tune up, but I have to admit it, it was educational. But, just in case, I was also planning on keeping the Record plane with a jointer fence just for edge trimming. Do anybody have two similar tools and really find it useful to have both?
  10. Hello everyone! Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate it! After doing some further research and after reading all your comments I will definitely invest my money in some other tools. Have a nice weekend!
  11. Hi Mr. Haydon! You are right, definetly I can trim an end-grain edge with the tools I already have. Maybe in the near future I'll find a very good reason to buy this kind of planes. Thanks for your comment.
  12. Great! I'll make sure the screws have all the characteristics you mentioned. Thanks a lot!
  13. Hi everyone! It's exiciting when you find out about new tools, well at least new for me. I am relatively new in woodworking, and didn't know about edge-trimming planes, until today when I accidentaly found a video on the web, the video was shot somewhere in Europe, I don't even recognize the language, but I did recognize the tool's name, a LV edge plane. I believe this planes can be good solution to square the end-grain edge of a not so thick board, and even long end-grain edges wich is something I can't do with a shooting board. Does anybody have some experience using this kind of planes