"I worked it so that I can see my reflection in the bottom and it does a remarkably good job for such an inexpensive plane. I was able to plane both across and even with the grain of some Cherry to the point that it didn't even need to be sanded. Good weight on it too for such a little thing. I liked that."
"Looked at the 'budget' block planes, but, bought the Stanley based on my experience of my 30 yo smoothing plane - blades are made of quality steel and remain very keen in use. The blade adjustment is fiddly, compared with conventional adjustment methods, but, once you've got used to it, it is secure and accurate."
"Purchased to compliment my Stanley #4 bench plane, this great value block plane was sharp and smooth right out of the box.
I adjusted the blade to smooth off some end-of-grain half lap joints on some pine furniture I'm building and was amazed at how quickly and easily I was able to accurately set it up for this task - and I'm a novice plane user!
Two or three quick passes over the end grain and the excess material on my half lap joints was gone and the resulting surface was clean and smooth, free of rough edges and splinters.