Plane basics – Bevel up or down on #4, #5 and #7 planes
I have standard Stanley/Bailey iron planes – #4, #5 and #7. Are the irons supposed to be bevel up or bevel down on these? I believe I ead that for the smoother, it shoudl eb bevel down. Is that correct?
What abotu the #4 and #7? Is there a rule of thumb? Or for each of these planes, do you use bevel up in certain conditions and bevel down in another?
Also if you will be planing both hardwoods and softwoods, what is a reasonable bevel angle?