Saturday, January 31, 2009

Is Lie-Nielsen Worth the Price?

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: Yes if it's a tool one uses constantly.

I recently purchased this Lie-Nielsen #4 smoothing plane, and it is a pure pleasure to use.  I chose the bronze version because it's a good bit heavier than the ductile iron version they offer.  I like to think that a heavier plane contributes to smoother performance.  Hopefully it will at least contribute to leaner biceps!

1 comment:

Unknown said... bread and butter is flat panel and solids. Only carving tools brought me to the bench for any extended time. I recently decided to see what I was missing and have been experimenting on and off over this past year. After discussions with a few woodworkers that I met through my blog, I purchased LN 4.5 and I couldn't agree with you more.