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Once you know the plane and are used to its set up it is indeed a low risk even belts-and-braces plane.
Two makers I know have made this plane with only one difference and that is adding an extra bar to make twin bar rigidity to the fence.
Here you see that by setting the lever cap away from the top of the cutting iron it transfers pressure down the fore edge of the lever cap and the fore edge of the cutting iron itself.
The information in this Web page is derived from a type study done by Roger Smith, in his book "Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America." Patrick Leach reformatted the type study and added comments based on his experience with Stanley planes.
I converted the type study to hypertext and added the plane dating flowchart and feature timeline.
Rebating a section of wood 12″ long with a 1/2″ x 3/4″ rebate is literally 2 noiseless minutes work for me.
Well, there is not too much difference between makers.