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#1 posted 02-16-2011 03:03 AM

I had an old #3 that was my grandfather’s. (over 80 yrs old) I was able to get it working (with a lot of work) and found that there were many uses for it in the shop. I then decided to do some research and get a better quality plane. Was in WoodCraft over the holidays and bought a Wood River #4. HUGE difference. The latest generation of the Wood River series are excellent in my amateur opinion. The thing is heavy, beefy irons, and only took a few minutes to tune up the blade and add a micro bevel using scary sharp and 1500 grit.

I am now hooked, it is easy to use, adjust and produces nice see-thru shavings. I think the Wood River series gives you a nice quality plane for the money

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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