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Review Details

Clifton No 5½ Heavy Jack Plane

Clifton No 5½ Heavy Jack Plane

Product Review (submitted on 12 January 2017):
So I was going to buy a Custom Veritas or a Lie Nielsen 5 1/2 instead of the Clifton, The Custom Veritas was cheaper and I liked the way you could open and close the mouth of the plane but I loved the traditional Lie Nielsen and Clifton but thought they were a bit too expensive. I watched a couple of video's on the Clifton and its Bedrock design (and because of the poor exchange rate now) I realised the Clifton would be the best choice and OMG is it amazing. Completely flat base that doesn't need any truing just hone the blade using your favourite method and you have the most beautiful plane that takes the finest shavings with ease. Everything about this plane is perfect which is what I want, I just want to sharpen it and use it and now they have replaced the two part chip-breaker to the more modern single part(or at least on the 5 1/2) so its even easier to use. I do try and buy British when possible its just that premium British can be expensive, is it VFM?, well compared to the competition I think it is. I am so glad I bought the Clifton and I will be buying more including their lovely block plane. The only problem I have now is I dont have anyone to pass on my plane to as this plane is built to last several generations.
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