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Forum topic by loiblb posted 09-29-2016 01:14 AM 318 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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loiblb

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09-29-2016 01:14 AM

There is a Vaughan & Bushnell No. 904 plane for sale in a resale shop.
It looks to have a shinny finish on the body of the plane. And looks to be in good shape.

Is this a plane worth having for a user?
Will the iron hold a edge?

The price is $10


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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#1 posted 09-29-2016 01:27 AM

They cost $5.90 in 1927 so I would say the price is not too inflated. They are collectable especially in above average shape with most of the nickel plating intact. I have several but cant tell you how they perform because I havent cleaned or set one up yet but they were well made. some info: http://www.vaughanandbushnellplanes.com/vaughan-bushnell-no-904-vanadium-smooth-plane/

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 01:31 AM

I have several V&B planes and they are great users. The design is very similar to the vaunted Stanley Bedrocks and they are every bit as good as a Stanley and even better in some ways. The bodies of the 900 series are drop forged steel instead of cast iron, so they are much tougher and don’t break if you drop them. None of mine have any nickel plating left, though.

$10 is a total steal, so jump on it quick.

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

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 09-29-2016 10:56 AM

You had better grab it before I find it!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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loiblb

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#4 posted 10-02-2016 10:04 PM

I returned to the resale place and recovered the plane for $10 that was including tax.
I shined the nickel with some Flitz polish. During the Falcons game. Every thing looks good including the black coating in the inside of the plane body.
The walnut handles are good but very dry and some old paint drops. I bought this to be a user, maybe it will be ok.

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Don W

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#5 posted 10-02-2016 10:35 PM

You’ll be happy for sure.

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

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