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#1 posted 02-03-2013 01:10 PM

That DC plane is a taller tale than the MF… ‘not a collectable but it’ll do the job…’

Are you sure about that, I’d ask?

Spend the time to clean and fettle that POS and see how long it holds a setting.

The Handyman line is far less of a tool than other vintage (pre-war) stanleys. Better quality than ‘new’ ones you find at the BORG for $25, but still not a decent tool. Not unlike buying a plastic-bodied countertop saw. And I wouldn’t pay more than $10 for a Handyman that’d get use as a scrub plane.

Oh well. Buyer beware, and all that rot.

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