|Forum topic by jeth||posted 636 days ago||853 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
636 days ago
Hello all.. I think I should start this post with a caveat: I am based in Mexico, buying old Stanleys on ebay and renovating them is unfortunately not an option for me so if anyone has any information or experience that relates directly to my forthcoming question then please do tell…
So, question is about a plane I saw today. A Stanley no.4, was in a glass case and didn’t have time to have them get it out for me to inspect., but it looked ok, pretty well finished and not as rough as some I have seen.
So, can anyone clear up the mystery, are these planes tweakable into something useable? Is the global line improved or lower quality compared with the current Baileys? Seems odd if the lower quality line comes with wood fittings compared to the Baileys plastic but the website seems to big up the Baileys and say nothing about this other line.
I had been considering some Woodriver planes, but by the time I have paid shipping I’m spending close to premium brand money. As mentioned (and I’m sure worth mentioning again just for safetys sake) there is no second hand market here so older Stanley is off the cards but maybe I can get something new here that can be made to function and upgrade the blades at a later date?