I used someone’s lie Nielsen hand plane and now my Stanley will never feel the same again! I have honestly avoided using expensive hand tools knowing that I would probably want one if I did but I had a chance to try out a lie Nielsen plane and my goodness, it was such a great experience. Now I have a very sharp and well set up hand plane but it just does not compare! But the price of the planes!!!! It’s interesting that almost every American woodworking i watch on the tube seems to have Veritas or lie Nielsen as standard, not so much here. I am guessing that it is because they are so much cheaper out there. Next I’d love to try a veritas hand plane! Think it’s times to start saving as I want to upgrade my plane!