Hi – my 1st post here, hoping to learn something about woodworking. I just bought a lightly used Buck Bros. 14″ jack plane. Everything looks good, I put a nice edge on it, and tried to set it up according to the Tage Frid book. He says to set the chipbreaker about 1/32″ back from the edge of the blade, much more than that and it’s not going to do anything. But if I do that, there’s no way the blade can protrude down and cut wood, even with the adjustment all the way in. To get any blade through the throat, I have to set the chipbreaker back about 0.090″, way more than Tage recommends. Could this be the wrong blade or chipbreaker for the plane? Everything *looks* ship-shape.
Thanks for any advice, paul
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