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#1 posted 04-25-2013 12:51 PM

I agree with the above too, but the time to learn how to tune up a flea market find is significant. There is some investment in materials too not to mention the time and gas to find them. If its not something you would enjoy you would be better off buying from one of the members here that sell already cleaned and tuned up old planes. For a couple hundred bucks easy you could get all three planes. Also, while you can flatten a large top with a jack plane, its shorter length means it would take a lot more skill to do so. It all depends on how much flat matters to you. Don W and Sikrap (Dave) can both set you up with good planes. Contact them and see what they have unless you’re interested in doing the restore.

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