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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 09-25-2011 10:47 PM 3863 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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09-25-2011 10:47 PM

Anyone know about ”Mibro Tools’? I see they make various cutting and boring tools, but I’m especially curious about “Mibro” planes. Can anyone fill me in, I mean are they worth having, or just low-grade cheezy discount-store tools? Thanks, all!

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#1 posted 09-25-2011 11:01 PM

well i did a google search and they share a website with wolfcraft, so i wouldnt say its an upper echelon tool manufacturer

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 11:02 PM

I started off with a mibro dado stack. I had not heard of them before that. Got it at lowes. It was ok for the price. Better in solid woods than sheetgoods, due to cross grain tearout. Since upgraded to a forrest dado king. Sorry, but no insight into their planes.

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 12:52 AM

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 02:09 AM

Thanks, DonW! Now I’m really confused, this person selling a plane insists it’s a “Mibro” though clearlyyou are correct about your ” Milbro” plane. Perhaps “Mibro” is indeed a tool manufacturer, just not a manufacturer of planes. I’ll re-do a search all over again, this time using “Milbro” and see what I can turn up. Thanks to everyone for your help!

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#5 posted 09-26-2011 02:18 AM

Hey poopie- I didn’t know Milbro made a scoop, but if it works on ice cream, count me in!

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 02:39 AM

Three out of four ain’t bad. I have just now gone ahead and bought the plane… based on DonW’s generous help. Case closed.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 02:42 AM

I think Mulbro is a Canadian company. Lowes stocks some small items which I think are imported from overseas. That being said, I think they are higher quality imports.

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#8 posted 09-30-2011 04:07 PM

What did it turn out to be? Inquiring minds need to know.

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