About the same. Setup is a little more difficult. I have not used it enough yet
to know if it keeps set. Took a bit more time and effort to flatten the sole
compared to the Stanley's. But not too much. The frog and the base matted well
and the iron bedded well to the frog.
Seems to me the frog adjustment is over rated. Some of my other planes lack them
and I do not miss them much.
With limited use absolutely no chatter.
Over all it is comparable to my Stanley.
Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.
-------- Original message --------
From: Chuck Taylor
Date: 1/20/20 22:28 (GMT-05:00)
To: oldtools@s..., Matt Cooper
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Sargent VBM no. 5
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:24:18 PM PST, Matt Cooper wrote:
> Finished up a Sargent VBM no. 5. Picked it up at a Garage sale quite a while
> I already have a Stanley 5 so there has been no hurry.
Looks very nice! How does it perform compared to the Stanley 5?
north of Seattle