Bought a Stanley 60-1/2 for $1
At a garage sale today I bought a Stanley 60-1/2 block plane for $1. It was marked $3. I was going to offer $1.50 but before I could he offered it to me for $1. Not bad eh?
I cleaned it up but then when I tried it out I was surprised to find that it didn't want to cut.
I can plane a corner of a board but trying to plane an edge is not happening.
It is sharp.
I never used a low angle plane before (I assume thats what its called) and I wonder if there is a special technique?
I see that there is an adjustment to move the front of the sole forward or backward to open and close the throat. I think this is nessessary because the low angle blade will have the effect of closing the throat if it is adjusted forward.
So, I'm sure that some of you low angle users may have some advice for me.