New Lie-Nielsen block plane- is this rust?

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New Lie-Nielsen block plane- is this rust?

Postby lasca » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:51 pm

Hi,

I'm fairly new to woodworking and have recently decided to invest in a few good quality tools.

I ordered a Lie-Nielsen low angle block plane which arrived in the post today. It has a few small black spots in the steel on the sole of the plane. I haven't been able to remove them by wiping gently- this was an expensive plane and a big investment for me which I expected to be in perfect condition and I don't want to damage it!

It was hard to photograph this clearly, there are a few more spots visible in person. Is this the start of rust/ a fault, should I try to send it back to get a replacement? Or am I hugely overreacting?!

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Could anyone suggest a way to easily remove this without causing damage?

Thanks for any thoughts.

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Re: New Lie-Nielsen block plane- is this rust?

Postby argus » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:09 pm

Send it back.
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Re: New Lie-Nielsen block plane- is this rust?

Postby JonR » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:03 pm

My lad uses this stuff on his Lie and Veritas planes

http://www.axminster.co.uk/camellia-oil ... tle-510018

and any rust he gets he uses one of these to rub it off

http://www.axminster.co.uk/garryflex-ab ... ck-ax20009 even if you send it back its worth getting yourself a maintenance kit

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Re: New Lie-Nielsen block plane- is this rust?

Postby lasca » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:05 pm

Thank you both, I'm a bit clueless about some of this and it's helpful to get a second opinion.

I'll be returning it and will be certain to pick up some camellia oil and cleaning blocks for the replacement and other tools.

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Re: New Lie-Nielsen block plane- is this rust?

Postby promhandicam » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:14 pm

Welcome to the forum. Don't be surprised if in the longer term your pride and joy gets rust spots on it - especially if like me you have 'rusty fingers' - my sweat causes iron to rust. Not so bad as it used to be as a) I don't work as hard so don't work up a sweat and b) I've come to realise that irrespective of how a tool looks, as long as it is set up correctly and is sharp it will function just the same.


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