lee valley sale on a couple odd planes

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by bobasaurus posted 11-28-2011 06:12 PM 2181 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bobasaurus's profile


2587 posts in 2607 days

11-28-2011 06:12 PM

Lee Valley is having a sale today, most notably on a few factory second planes:

I ordered the shoulder and the mini edge planes. Rare to find these on sale.

-- Allen, Colorado

9 replies so far

View Fred Hargis's profile (online now)

Fred Hargis

3848 posts in 1917 days

#1 posted 11-28-2011 06:25 PM

Thanks for that, I had been wanting a medium shoulder plane, and just wasn’t willing to part with the dough; I went ahead and ordered one.

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

View lashomb's profile


22 posts in 1870 days

#2 posted 11-28-2011 07:14 PM

I think I’ll take a shot on a medium shoulder plane as well at that price. Thanks!

-- > < --

View jcwalleye's profile


301 posts in 2496 days

#3 posted 11-29-2011 06:19 AM

I have that medium shoulder plane and like it very much. That’s a good price.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

View crank49's profile


3979 posts in 2394 days

#4 posted 11-29-2011 09:57 AM

Bless their hearts.
Lee Valley makes some really great tools, but having a big sale is just not one of their talents.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

View tirebob's profile


134 posts in 2277 days

#5 posted 12-04-2011 10:09 PM

‘Bless their hearts.
Lee Valley makes some really great tools, but having a big sale is just not one of their talents.”

That’s because they make such great tools they sell themselves, so they don’t end up in a spot where they need to sell off stuff cheap just to draw in customers. It’s a smart business where you actually rely on a good product to draw in customers rather than cheap goods on a sale…

View Natedog's profile


21 posts in 2331 days

#6 posted 12-04-2011 11:44 PM

I received my “manufacturing second” medium shoulder plane. All I have to say is that I have no idea why it should be a factory second. It looks perfect; no scratches, pits or blemishes that they described that would have made it a factory second. To be fair I don’t have a factory first shoulder plane to compare, but comparing it to my block and jack planes from Lee Valley/Veritas its the same type of quality. It far exceeded my expectations for what I thought a factory second would end up being.

View ChuckV's profile


2872 posts in 2950 days

#7 posted 12-05-2011 12:04 AM

I am sure that you will be very happy with that plane. I have had one for a few years, and it is wonderful. The fact that LV’s seconds are almost perfect says a lot about the quality of their tools.

I live not far form the Starrett factory. They used to have a monthly sale of what they called seconds. Sometimes the “flaw” would be indicated with a red marker, and I still could not see what it was.

Companies like LV and Starrett are not going to risk their reputation by selling a poor quality tool with their company name on it.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

View bobasaurus's profile


2587 posts in 2607 days

#8 posted 12-05-2011 12:08 AM

Excellent, Natedog. Mine should be arriving tomorrow… I hope it’s in similar shape. I’ve ordered more tools than I should have from Lee Valley since I found out about them, and been pretty happy with the quality.

-- Allen, Colorado

View drfunk's profile


223 posts in 2100 days

#9 posted 12-07-2011 10:53 AM

My LV “2nd” shoulder plane showed up yesterday and was pristine too? The idea that they are able to source enough seconds to have a Cyber Monday sale sounds a little fishy to me. Maybe some dimension is a little off in a whole batch or something.

I also don’t understand the criticism of LV special sales? I think they have great sales – particularly introductory sales and free shipping about every couple months. I drop a chunk of change every time they have one.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics