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Forum topic by Rob186 posted 03-14-2012 01:23 AM 1257 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob186

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03-14-2012 01:23 AM

I am looking into getting some hand plane and was wondering if transition planes are worth buying or should I go for the cast iron ones


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#1 posted 03-14-2012 02:14 AM

Rob

Trans planes can be fun and useful. If you are new to hand planes, I would start with an all metal first.

Look for a used stanley #3, 4, or #5 in decent shape and learn to break it down, tune it up and most important.. Sharpen the blade. This site has a ton of information on how to do this, just search and read.

Trans planes can be a bit finickey if you are new to this type of tool.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 11:59 AM

Transitionals are a little harder to tune and get set. I agree with techredneck about starting with metal if you’re new to the whole thing. Once setup though, the transitionals can be fun to use and fun to restore. If you look at my projects I’ve got a few I restored.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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