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Forum topic by ringore posted 04-30-2011 12:28 AM 7686 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ringore

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04-30-2011 12:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planes tools plane

I came across a vintage #4 plane on ebay. It’s a Corsair. Does anyone know anything about them?? I have not heard of them.

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#1 posted 04-30-2011 12:48 AM

Man, this post had me really confused for a while. When you said Corsair and vintage and plane in the same sentence, my brain was stuck on the famous WWII fighter plane. Then, upon re-reading I picked up on the #4 and plane. Totally different thing. Funny how the brain works.

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#2 posted 04-30-2011 01:15 AM

Yeah, sorry about that. It did make it tough to google as well, I kept getting info on airplanes or wood model airplanes. I did find a little out about them. The company is Great Neck Tools.

-- "I'm a classic overachieving underachiever" - Phil Newcomb

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#3 posted 04-30-2011 01:33 AM

I have one that had belonged to my Father-in-law along with a few other planes. It works okay, but is not considered to be worth much. I found some info on it once, but I can’t remember where. I figured out mine was made sometime in the 60s. If yours looks like the one in this pic, (second plane from the left) it’s probably around the same age. Also, the block plane blade was already in the shoulder plane when I got it in case you’re wondering why that one looks weird.

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#4 posted 04-30-2011 01:34 AM

I think they are handyman-grade planes. Check to see if the
frog is machined iron or stamped and formed steel. The machined
ones are better.

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#5 posted 04-30-2011 01:48 AM

The Corsair I have, in the pic above, definitely does not have a stamped frog, but it appears to be cast rather than machined. Either way, it is a solid worker plane, but does have more play in the adjustments than I would like.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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