The Lie Nielsen no 62 is a low angle jack plane, which is different to standard bench planes as the blade is used bevel up and bedded at 12° like a block plane.
A 'jack plane' is a plane that can be used as an all rounder, so it must be able to do rough fast leveling as well as light fine smoothing. The No 62 can do this and a lot more, making it a very versatile tool!
I have two blades for my no 62, one is sharpened for slicing end grain and the other is 50° for taming tearout. Having more than one blade saves a lot of time!
That's all for August, look out for September's blog!