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Posted on Looking to buy a Jack Plane - Should I get a No 5 or 5-1/2

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Don W

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 10:52 PM

If its for a Jack, I’d suggest the #5. They are cheaper, easier to find replacement blades (or anything for that matter) and they are MUCH easier to find.

With that said, if you walk into an antique store and a #5 1/2 is sitting there for $15, I’d suggest taking it home.

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