Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: I went back to my private Idaho
Great advice from everyone!
A BMW with bald tires won't go through the snow better than my rusty Neon with new snow tires. Point being, any plane needs to be sharp, adjusted properly, flat, and sharp. Flea market Stanleys, new Groz's etc, need to be tuned up and made to work. Then they work like a charm. Veritas and Lie-Nielson, they show up ready to go, that's one of the things you pay for.
Learn your plane, see what adjustments work best, and learn how to sharpen the blade.