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- 7 Jul 2010
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The use of the plane is in the name "scrub" i.e. to clean up rough stuff. More refined than axe or adze. Has to be a narrow blade with a tight camber so that it's cutting into the clean wood below. Hence a 2" blade is on the wide side as most of the blade would be unused and wasted, or not enough camber; not a deep enough cut and hard work.Really? I thought a lot of Scrubs were just converted No4s.
What is a 78? Sorry, I don't know that term
Stanley 78 designed as a rebate plane has a nice narrow blade and you could put a tight radius on it. In fact they are very handy and get used/misused for all sorts of jobs and often turn up nackered with parts missing. Should be good as a scrubber but I've not tried it myself.
But the woodies are best - small, light-weight, deep cutting. Also known as the "Bismark" design much like the ECE modern version.