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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 07-08-2016 07:05 PM 277 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwmalone

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07-08-2016 07:05 PM

Is a Stanley sweet heart 103 worth 20 bucks. Not sure of age pic shows right logo on blade, needs a good cleaning found it on ebay and need a new block plane any comments

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa


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#1 posted 07-08-2016 07:16 PM

Model 103s can be had for considerably less—they are not particularly desirable as users (though early versions are collectible)

Take it for what it’s worth, but I’d hold out for a better block plane—a 60½, a 9½ or possibly a 220

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#2 posted 07-08-2016 07:26 PM

It’s a serviceable plane, but at that price you can fine others that are better users. I have one and use it to break edges of boards. Sharp, it can also do end grain. It fits in the hand pretty well too, and can be used two handed when the situation requires it.

Most will suggest a low angle block with adjustable mouth as being the end goal regarding blocks. Depending on available funds, looks for one of those.

My general choice would be an #S18 (but that’d not likely be a popular choice), but ideally a #65 because of the adjuster mechanism (rod preferred over the vertical post).

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#3 posted 07-09-2016 12:46 AM

If you’re looking for a vintage user apron plane a Sargent 206 beats it hands down!

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#4 posted 07-09-2016 01:56 AM

Well I’m a know tight wad when it comes to hobby tools. couldn’t find a sargent 206 but saw a sargent 107 for 15 bucks done quick research and bought it on eBay, guess its to late to ask for opinions on it but I promise ill will review it as best plane ever lol. seriously did I screw the pooch.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#5 posted 07-09-2016 11:53 AM

Here’s most Sargent planes http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/28/sargent-hand-planes-by-the-numberwith-pictures/

What I like about the 206 is it has the adjuster. The 107 is like the Stanley 110. Its not really an apron plane, but can be usable.

It really depends on what you plane to do with it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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