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tyler

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06-20-2015 12:54 PM

Hello fellow LJ’s, I was browsing on a few sites looking at some planes and came across this. I was trying to search the maker but came up empty. According to the poster it says No. 8 on it. Thanks for the help



-Tyler


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bandit571

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 02:07 PM

Made by Pexto. #4 size…..I’d PASS

Can be made to work, but won’t stay tuned up.

It was more for the carpenter to work on sticky doors and such. It could then just be toosed back in the tool bag.

Lever cap is thin sheet metal, not much holding power.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 02:40 PM

Thanks! I planned on passing due to the asking price of $30.00 plus $15.00 shipping. It looked a little low end also.

-Tyler

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 02:40 PM

+1 on bandit.

Stamped metal on a plane is never a sign of quality and on that plane, everything above the bed, including the frog, is stamped.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 03:09 PM

bandit knows his planes. if you’re looking for a good starter plane look up Arlin Eastman on the stumpy nubs forum, I know he has some to get rid of and he won’t rip you off. I started with the lie nielsen planes like an idiot. then I sold all of them and bought old stanley bailey’s and I love them, and for 15-20$ ea you can’t go wrong. also record made some good once as did sergeant. just in case you were looking.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 04:17 PM

I’ve already got Stanley 4,5,6 with the one patent date on all with SW blades. First one was the 4 from father in law. A little rusty but good shape. Second was the 5 from a friend who didn’t know what it was. And last was the 6 off eBay. Had no idea that was the same as the others. Pretty cool it worked out like that. Also 60 1/2, 9 1/2, and a few others I can’t remember. Except for that one pretty good deal a while back.. no.55 with the complete set of cutters, missing a few parts, picked up a few (but still on the lookout!) for either $30-$35. Pretty good day!

-Tyler

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 05:06 PM



Made by Pexto. #4 size…..I d PASS

Can be made to work, but won t stay tuned up.

It was more for the carpenter to work on sticky doors and such. It could then just be toosed back in the tool bag.

Lever cap is thin sheet metal, not much holding power.

- bandit571

Funny. Thats exactly what I use mine for. I have that plane. I got it as a throw it in item at an auction.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#7 posted 06-20-2015 06:03 PM

Pexto/ Worth also had a few with normal, cast lever caps. Big heavy planes, made for rougher work. The chipbreaker and iron will only fit their planes, can not be used on, say a Stanley sized plane. Things are way too short.

Handles are HUGE though. They used a few different adjuster wheels, too.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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