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Forum topic by rut posted 07-06-2012 06:19 PM 990 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2012 06:19 PM

I was looking at some old wood planes (thinking about buying one and learning how to use them) and was wondering what you thought about this model. No info on it other than made in Germany.

Thanks,
Rut


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#1 posted 07-06-2012 06:43 PM

Looks a lot like the $10.00 Harbor Freight plane (except for being made in Germany). Not an expensive plane at all. Check out what Stumpy Nubs did with the HF model.
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#2 posted 07-06-2012 06:46 PM

I would say the same thing Bill did.

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 06:48 PM

Sounds like not a good one to start with then.

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 06:52 PM

Still need to check out th Stumps conversion. Kinda neat.
Bill

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 07:01 PM

They will work, IF you can tune them up. Iron will need the most work. Here is a shot of that H-F #33

Of course one could go into a Menards, or Lowes, and buy a Stanley version.

The Stumpy style plane: Just add a big old curve to the edge of the iron ( it’s called a Camber) of about a 3” radius.

Then you can use it as a Stanley #40 scrub plane. My little #33 was about $9, and now it is a very good scrub plane

These can also produce decent shavings right out of the box. You might have to tune it a bit….

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 07:05 PM

What do you guys think about some older Craftsman’s planes? Are they any good?

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 10:24 PM

I think you should look on eBay for some old Stanley bailey planes, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money you can get a number 3,4 or 5 for under 20 dollars including shipping if you find the right one they are always on there. Learn how to restore them and you will have a very nice plane and will know exactly how and why they work.

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