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09-07-2015 01:10 AM

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 01:13 AM

Unless you’re a collector I would not buy it. You can find much better block planes cheaper. Here is what Patrick says about them.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#2 posted 09-07-2015 01:44 AM

I think I’m just gonna have to go with the lie-Nielsen 102.

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#3 posted 09-08-2015 12:53 AM

I’ve got a vintage 103 for sale , https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale-2

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 09-08-2015 01:27 AM

I would stay away from that 102 posted on eBay. It looks like the cap was repainted with silver metallic paint. It makes me wonder what that paint is covering . . .

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 09-08-2015 01:56 AM

It’s a good model block plane, but that particular ‘for sale’ plane is not a good one. The repainted cap may be hiding some pitting, hard to tell.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 09-08-2015 04:49 AM

Never buy one of them fluffed up planes on the Bay,,,,,9 times out of 10 somebody muffed em up. I Keep a 102 on my bench always with a handmade wedge set real fine. I’ve got the Nielsen brothers in the drawer and find it hard to use them cause their too pretty

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#7 posted 09-08-2015 05:38 AM

I love my bronze LN 102! Another plane worth a look is the Veritas LV Apron plane, just a bit bigger and with the PMV-11 iron a very capable working tool.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 09-08-2015 12:21 PM

So I am very confused by the responses, why would having a 102 be more desirable than having a 9 1/2, a 60 or 60 1/2? What is the additional functionality of the 102?

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#9 posted 09-09-2015 01:26 AM

I like the way the 102 fits into my hand, more control with less effort. Works great on small jobs like on end grain and taking sharp edges off corners. Hard to describe, sort of got to feel it, feels real good real quick! LOL

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 09-09-2015 09:36 AM

The #102 is consider an apron plane. Its small enough to fit in your apron pocket and is meant for smaller work.

I personally prefer a Sargent #206. Its basically the same plane but wit a cutter adjustment.

Its not a replacement for a block plane, but meant to be another tool in the chest.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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