You are being too kind! I'm really pissed with the movement, or should I say lack of movement. I'd advise everyone to pass on the Jet clamps for almost anything else.I just opened the clamps today. So far I'm not impressdd with the jar movement. It is very sticky and the trigger has to be held in the middle of travel length.
Veritas and Lie Nielsen both ship planes with blades that are "sharp" but they both recommend honing for best performance.Do hand planes ever come sharp or should you sharpen before using them?
Lee Valley did well this Christmas. I got the Bevel Up Smoother with PMV11 and an extra blade, the file jig for saw sharpening, By Hand and Eye, a shop clock and the new Veritas tenon saw set. Happy Happy happy.