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That body on your hand plane is a jig to hold the blade steady and at a specific angle. If purests want to do away with "jigs" they will have to get rid of that cut off guide and rip fence on the table saw, and free hand it. Oh, and that straight edge and square are jigs too. Even Colonial craftsmen used "jigs" of one sort or another. When it comes to precision, duplication, AND safety, jigs are a wonderful thing.
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