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Offline Mario Turcot

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Router Plane take 2
« on: July 21, 2018, 01:46 PM »
I have to remove some material from a groove in a cabinet. I have a medium router plane but the task is more for the regular format. I bought the Veritas Router Plane and the cutters are breaking the fibers instead of removing a thin shave like my medium router plane do. I notice the cutter have a pitch that make it bite into the wood drastically. Is that normal?



It's hard to see the cutter from the picture, but believe me the cutter have a serious pitch. I tried another cutter and both have a pitch.
Mario

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Offline derekcohen

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Re: Router Plane take 2
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 09:00 PM »
Router plane bladee all lie at a canted angle to provide clearance. They will not cut if flat to the surface of the wood.

It sounds as if your blades need to be sharpened. I developed a system for sharpening router plane blades that makes it easier to do, and will makes it easier to keep them that way thereafter.

My website:  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/SharpeningRouterPlaneBlades.html

Video by Vic Tesolin on YouTube:



Regards from Perth

Derek



Online neilc

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Re: Router Plane take 2
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 09:50 PM »
Excellent Technique, Derek.  You and Vic make it simple.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 09:54 PM by neilc »

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Router Plane take 2
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 10:45 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I will follow your sharpening technique next time  [embarassed]. How about the spear point blades, do you use a fine file or just sand paper by hand?

I might gotten too aggressive with the spear point blade. I tried later with the straight blade and it was fine.



Thanks again.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 10:58 PM by Mario Turcot »
Mario

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Router Plane take 2
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 11:02 AM »
Hi Mario. I do not use the spear point blades. I do not have a use for them. They were designed for finish planing, but I find they can dig in and create a rough surface. Besides, the straight blades I use get really sharp and do everything I need.

Regards from Perth

Derek