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Posted on What hand to plane to buy first?

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 03:30 AM

Buy a restored/sharpened/fettled #5 or #6 vintage Stanley off e-bay. You will spend about $40. This will give you a flavor for a good handplane without spending all the money. If money is no object then go for Lie Nielsen or veritas.

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