Stubborn tear out can be a huge frustration.
Particularly when you’re just getting everything smoothed off and it shows it’s ugly face.
I’m not one for faffing about with my tools, and whilst I expect my hand planes to give a perfect result, most of them look dog rough.
But getting to know the benefits of the cap iron / chip breaker, is one bit of faffing that I can highly recommend. Especially if you don’t have a dedicated smoothing plane.
The cap iron is an incredible control for tear out.
In the video above I explain why and how.