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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Frank View Post
    Buy the blades from LV and build your own.

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    A great solution Larry.

    Again, counting on the accuracy or purported accuracy of a tool, rather than lines you mark on the wood, is a machine-tool concept.
    Something learned many years ago, "trust but verify."

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    The only thing a tool has to do is remove wood to a mark. The accuracy is in the mark and the ability to stop when you get to the mark or just barely take it out.

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    We have tool stores in Houston. When I have a question like yours, I go to a store and pick them up in order to make up my mind.

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    I have thought I might like a router plane but have always found a work around, wide chisel to set hinges, just extend a shoulder plane blade etc. Never imagine making an accurate groove with one. It does not do that much for what they cost!
    Until the antique bargain comes along I doubt this will change.
    ​You can do a lot with very little! You can do a little more with a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Guest View Post
    The only thing a tool has to do is remove wood to a mark. The accuracy is in the mark and the ability to stop when you get to the mark or just barely take it out.
    Charles, while I agree with you that woodworking is essentially working to a line, the matter of a depth stop (to stop at a line) is quite a different matter.

    Many of the tools we use have a depth stop built it as it is an aid in accuracy. One example is a plough plane. You cannot actually see the depth the blade is reaching when inside a groove. You can watch the rebate plane getting closer to its line, but a depth stop that bottoms out is desirable insurance, at least. The depth stop of a router plane is similar. Set the final depth and work to it. That make for quicker, and less stressful work. No one says that you rely on it alone.

    Using a router plane like a butt mortice plane ...



    To the OP: the depth stop on the Veritas and the LN router planes works identically.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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