Wood work slowed down a wee bit this week- my trusty block plane that I’ve had and used constantly for 36 years, committed suicide by jumping off the bench. The cap that holds the blade in place broke and I can’t find a replacement.
Therefore, a new one had to be purchased. I like Veritas planes but they are a bit costly as are Lie-Nielsen, but for roughly a third of their prices Stanley are producing their Premium range of planes, so I thought that I’d give one those a try. And here it is!
It really is incredibly well made- nicely ground surfaces and a thick A2 blade- I would thoroughly recommend it. You can compare the old and new below.