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10-29-2009 02:19 AM

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I’ll be visiting friends in Niagara Falls in early December with reasonable access to surrounding areas. Anyone know of a good used hand plane store?


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#1 posted 10-29-2009 02:21 AM

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 02:22 AM

I’m all ebayed out…too many sharks and collectors.


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#3 posted 10-29-2009 02:39 AM

There’s a Rockler on Transit Road in Buffalo that might have some hand planes, but I doubt they handle used.

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 04:34 AM

Personally, I’d check the local papers and Craigslist to see if there are any garage/estate sales that have tools for sale. I’ve gotten some nice planes for $10 and some that need some TLC for $5. Of course, they are always a crap shoot and you could end up wasting a morning.

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 09:45 AM

There are a number of used tool suppliers off of Transit St as well as Broadway

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 11:25 AM

Rockler would be a good place to start asking about them. Most of the guys in there are pretty helpful and might be able to point you in the right direction. Also a new Woodcraft opened up in West Seneca (only about a 10-15 minute drive from Transit down I90 W, just past the 400) so they might know as well.

Not too familiar with used tool stores in the area. Mostly we find things at estate auctions, buy online or just get it from R or WC. Good luck.

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