- 3 Nov 2013
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- In a forest in Wales
There's a misunderstanding with the blind "buy the best you can afford" recommendation that something like an LN plane and set of V11 chisels will yield any improvement in productivity over any decent English chisels and any good bailey pattern older plane.
It's not a blind recommendation though is it? These recommendations come with experience. Admittedly a good bailey pattern older plane is a viable alternative to any offering from LN but the operative word in that statement is the phrase 'good'; not something assured to the same level of the QA of LN considering the controlled distribution. Also yield of productivity is not the point for some people, for some people it's the woodworking itself, not how fast they can bang out widgets.
If the likes of LN, LV and Clifton didn't exist, people would be asking why there aren't any modern makers making premium tools.