I have a plane and simple question
Good people, who have traveled from villages near and far, lend me your ears! ...and opinions!
Alright alright, I couldn't resist! So I have a small work bench that is about as level as a camel's back and I am going to plane it flat again, aaaaand me being a DIY kind of fellow, I decided I am going to build said plane myself. Now this was not a simple "oh erm, I think ima build a hand plane" kind of decision, I have been researching for weeks about all the necessary , angles, etc etc. But regardless of all that research, I cannot find the answer to a simple question: Is the chip breaker truly a necessary feature?. Now I know some folks will feel like I am spittin' in their grits for asking this, but I am curious because myself, and my father before me (Star Wars pun), have used planes that never knew such a thing as a chip breaker, and had no problems (but those were iron-shoe planes that had all manner of adjustable features).
Thank you for your time and opinions, folks!
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