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Even though i never grind my plane irons on a mechanical wheel of any kind except if ive hit a nail i have worked through three full cutting irons and am now on my fourth and thats on one plane only i own four smoothing planes this is my old stanley 4 12 plane of 46 years now anyway this sole took ten minutes to flatten not too long.
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