|Review by poopiekat||posted 05-15-2011 10:58 PM||5781 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Here on the prairies, good lumber and tools can be hard to get your hands on. At a local flea market today, I nabbed an absolutely beautiful, brand new Stanley Sweetheart #4 plane! Still in the box, it still had its wax paper wrapping and plastic bag. Wow! This #4 has a huge, 1/8” thick blade, and an adjustable mouth! And the sweetheart logo is the cherry on top of this great find. Incredibly, this plane was mine for $90, and in Canada the usual list price on these babies is $189-$229! Then, I snagged a set of Stanley #45 dado cutters for $20, which was a good deal for me because I’m swimming in bead and sash cutters, I mostly only use the plow cutters. That’s a story for another day. I love the cutter height adjustment above the frog, and the finish is better than any Stanley tool I’ve ever known. The Stanley #4 will get a light hone, and then I’ll give it a spin. I’m hoping this beauty performs as well as it looks. More pix:
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