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- 7 Jul 2010
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So would a cap iron improve the cutting performance of a bevel up plane, through altering/modifying the cutting geometry? And if not, why not?János":2wsqcjd7 said:..........
And a word about cap/breaker/double irons: the purpose of this invention is the improvement of cutting performance and surface quality left by the blade, through altering/modifying the cutting geometry. A properly set double iron behaves like a higher pitched blade, but the cutting force remains almost the same. Improved rigidity is a mere bonus.
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NB it's not "rigidity" that's the issue IMHO. It is the firm grip near the edge, pinning the blade to the frog and back of the mouth. Amounts to the same thing I suppose.