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#1 posted 03-23-2011 07:06 PM

I don’t like hanging holes but I’m an admitted plane snob. In a jointer-sized plane, I believe the effect on function to be absolutely nil. I suppose that if someone cranked a commercial drill press onto it, you could have associated sole malformation. I would subtract a few bucks for the hanging hole but as I said, I’ve got plane vanity issues. Speaking of your soapbox, can I join you up there? I’ll do whatever I want to my very expensive vintage planes. If it gave me more joy, I’d spraypaint them pink (I doesn’t, thankfully). I know that sounds ironic, given my opinion of the hanging hole, but it is what it is. The No. 7 is my “fore” plane, although I have a #6. I like the #8 for jointing but the #7 is probably the most used plane in my shop. You don’t have to take my word for it…see how often it appears in my blog!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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