I have a cheap Mastercraft replica of a Stanley No4 plane that I tuned as recommended in FWW article (works great) and 2 wood planes Krenov style (24″ and 9″ long with Hock blade) that I made. I find myself needing a something smaller in some situation and plan on getting a block plane like the Stanley no-9 1/2. Of course if budget was not an issue, I’d love a Veritas or a Lie Nielson. My question is about the Indian brand Gröz that looks so much like the Stanley. Is it really as good or it just looks like it? Anybody tried one and can comment on it?
Edited 4/18/2008 11:14 pm ET by Poilu