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Customer Review

on 28 November 2007
A superb tool, indeed! But, strictly speaking, it isn't a REBATE plane, it's a SHOULDER plane (a rebate plane is a somewhat different tool with a depth gauge and a guiding fence). It also serves as a chisel plane when you remove the front part.

I am a professional cabinet maker, and it is nothing less than the truth to say that my Stanley 93 is absolutely one of my favourite tools. And it is also the single most useful of all my planes - of course, they're all indispensible, but the 93 can be used for so many small useful jobs that it gets used twice as often as the next most useful - cleaning up tenons and rebates, chamfering, grooving, fitting cabinet doors, and all manner of trimming, tweaking and twiddling.

This is true of all shoulder planes, but why pay twice as much or more for a Clico, Clifton or Lie-Neilson when the end result will be no better than with the 93? After all, of all the great plane-makers, Stanley is the Grandfather of the rest! (While on the subject of price, I feel duty bound to point out that you could buy a 93 from other retailers at more than a tenner cheaper, and that there are other Stanley shoulder planes -no.s 90 & 92- which are smaller and cheaper).

A beautiful tool, very well made, easy to adjust and use, and very pleasant in the hand - truly a tool for the amateur and professional user.
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