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#1 posted 12-09-2007 02:18 AM

Very interesting commentary. I bought all my planes, with the exception of one, on ebay. I had good and bad experiences. Mostly good but only because I did my research on Patrick’s Blood and Gore first. I did get hoodwinked once. They adage goes: bad photos, bad purchase. I agree. Shining lights are my #5, #7 and my 60 1/2. All three came at a very reasonable price and they work. After tuning, they work very well. I have three #4s. One good worker, one backup and one that is only worthy of salvage (bad photos). My #90 had an iron issue but that was easily resolved. The one regret I have is my #112. The sole and blade/card are great. However, somewhere along its life the screw for the tote was stripped. It was in a make-do state when I received it. I have an idea of how to resolve this but it is a sore spot because it was the most expensive layout of cash. Buyer beware. Do your research and ALWAYS as questions of the seller.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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