Ray Iles D2 in a Bedrock?
I've read several places that when it comes to plane blade thickness, thicker is better. So far, my limited experience on this subject indicates there is some truth to this.
I bought a Hock High Carbon blade for my 112 scraper plane and have seen much improvement (though still not satisfied).
Then bought a Hock A2 for my 604 1/2 and I couldn't be happier. Proves thicker is better, right?
So then bought a Ray Iles D2 for my 605. It is advertised as about 0.115" thick. I've found it to be too thick to fit my 605, just can't get the blade tip to exit the body without it completely closing the mouth. Luckily, that same D2 blade fits my wooden jack plane and has made a significant difference in it's ability for deeper shavings in hard wood.
Has anyone else here tried the Ray Iles D2 in a Bedrock (605 or other)?
I'm interested in hearing anyone's D2 experiences. It seems like a great blade to start with if building your own woody, which I hope to do someday soon.
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