Pritzlaff Hand Plane?

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Forum topic by YooperCasey posted 06-02-2008 04:59 PM 4843 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2008 04:59 PM

Heyo Folks,

My uncle just dropped a plane on my desk. It is green and red, has a stamped steel frog and the blade is stamped “Prtizlaff” with a small starburst symbol below it. It appears to be a 4 1/2 size or so. Before I start tuning it into a user can anyone offer any history or such? I see they were made in Milwaukee from 1880 to 1947 or so. Very limited information online. I figured I better check to see if it is a rare one (I doubt it is) before I start sanding and filing.


-- Casey, Engineer, Escanaba, MI

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#1 posted 06-05-2008 09:53 AM

Can you post a photo of it. I would not think it is valuable enough that I would be concerned about tuning it up and put it to use.

Also, did you do a search on ebay?

I found this one

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#2 posted 06-05-2008 01:11 PM

Put a coat of wax on it and put it on a shelf in your office. When your uncle comes to call tell him that it’s too valuable a memento to use, that you’ll always remember who gave it to you that way. That, or you could make a good paper weight out of it or ballast for drawstring blinds…

Don’t try to tune it, it will only make you cry in the long run and curse the God’s in between.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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