Can you use the “ruler trick” on the blade of a router plane?????
I purchased the Bench Dog router plane from Rockler (online) and the blade that came with the plane is really, really bad! I’ve asked Rockler if I can swap this blade for a good one but their site is saying that they are backed up and it will be a while before they can reply.
While I’m waiting I thought I might fool around trying to fix this blade but because the “cutting edge” (stated for reference only – you’re not cutting anything with this edge) is so bad I got to wondering if some version of the “ruler trick” might not work on this blade, avoiding having to flatten the entire back. Obviously you’d use a much thinner “ruler” on this short of a blade, but because the reference surface is still the bottom of the plane itself, it seems like a valid approach.