So the beauty of having an ugly plane that you’re going to use to do rough work is that you don’t have to spent much time cleaning it up. So i didn’t.
I did however, camber the blade .. with my Tormek. I know scandalous. 😉 What would Schwarz say??
I used a wooden template to create a consistent camber and, frankly, I thought it worked pretty well.
After about 10 minutes, I had a nice camber that I was able to hone in about 30 seconds. If you look close you can see where I colored the primary bevel with marker so I could see the honed edge.
The results, and nicely scalloped, but flat board.
Conclusion, this plane will work just fine!
PS. Information on cambering blades
BTW – I don’t a jointer, so I have to flatten my boards before I put them through power planer.