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Posted on First hand plane; another question!

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 01:29 PM

Thanks guys

I’m not a fan of going into vintage tools. I understand that there’s a lot of really good plane out there just waiting for th right bid, but since it would be my first plane, I would rather have something that will “work out of the box”, and by that I mean something that is already fairly tuned out so I can blame myself the first few months, instead of always doubting about the plane if I don’t achieve the desired results. Plus, every time I buy something used, I spend more then restoring it then using it (believe me; I boat an old sailboat 2 years ago and I don’t see when in a near future I’ll be able to enjoy it! :D).

That’s why I was looking for a new plane (don’t worry; I know it will need to be sharpened). So the question was really more in the type of planes; a good smoothing plane is definitely on my wishlist, and something longueur for jointing. But after reading a lot on the subject, I understand that a lot of people aren’t using their #6 that much. A #7 is definitely out of my price range, even in the woodriver range, which is why I started considering the veritas low angle jack.. But then again; would it perform better for jointing then a #6?? DonW; with all the planes you tried, what is your feeling about a #6?

I understand the plus value in term of quality for the veritas, but I have a hard time figuring out how one #5 can outperform a #4 and a #6…

thanks again!

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