When we tested low-angle block planes, the Stanley 12-960 needed two hours of lapping to flatten the sole.…
The lateral blade adjuster was sloppy and difficult to adjust; the blade depth adjuster proved adequate, with a small amount of backlash. The blade lever lock proved difficult to set as well without moving the blade. Once we got past all those obstacles and the blade was sharp, the plane cut decently.
Ease of Use
out of 5