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The literature (Veritas/Lie-Neilsen) say the bevel ups are good for new woodworkers, i.e., that is to say lighter weight and less complicated. Also, if this is true, in a few years I will not be a new woodworker and may regret buying bevel ups if bevel down is the better for more experienced woodworkers.
This effectively gives the combined lower angle of 37-degrees as apposed to the 44-degrees of a conventional bevel-down bench plane.The lighting makes some of the bench plane castings look like they're made of bronze or something, but they're really all cast iron.There are a lot of folks out there who believe that these longer planes - the 67and 8 - have to be perfectly flat in order for them to work.An original has its rod perfectly parallel to the sole of the plane, whereas the reproduction has its tilted upward toward the tote.Their knob and tote are rosewood - a species that's certainly capable of withstanding the plane smashing on concrete?
During the early 's, the hole was redesigned and patented so that is has a kidney shape design. For the first time in my life, I was left speechless, and could only muster an "Oh, I see" as an answer.