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Kevin

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731 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane hand plane tool

Which one of these hand planes would you buy. The first is a craftsman, not sure what the bottom one is though. He wants $10 a piece for them.

ty,

kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY


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derosa

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#1 posted 731 days ago

Maybe the bottom one but I’d need to check out the condition of the sole and make sure it isn’t cracked or too worn out. Late model low end craftsmen aren’t worth the money.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Kevin

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#2 posted 731 days ago

I’ve checked the sole. It’s not cracked or anything, pretty smooth actually. My plans are to restore the plane and use it.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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jumbojack

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#3 posted 731 days ago

at ten each buy them both.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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sikrap

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#4 posted 731 days ago

I wouldn’t buy the Craftsman. It looks to me like one of the newer ones and I don’t care much for them.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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bandit571

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#5 posted 731 days ago

ah, but they do clean up well…

I’d have to re-check how much i paid for mine. They were made by Sargent back then, at least this one was.

It was a might rough went I got, though

It did clean up nicely. $10 for your’s? I would get it, along with that Stanley Trans Plane. I’ve seen those Trans for around $35 around my area.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#6 posted 731 days ago

As you can tell, I’ve re-furbished TWO Craftsman smoothers. One with the plastic handles, one with wood handles. I have since sold the plastic handled one, but have kept the wood handled one.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Kevin

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#7 posted 731 days ago

Yeah, looks good bandit!
I may try to search a few more pawn shops around the surrounding counties and visit the two flea markets tomorrow before buying the ones above.

I’ll let you know.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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SamuelP

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#8 posted 731 days ago

Buy the bottom one. It is worth more than that in parts.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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TerryDowning

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#9 posted 731 days ago

at $10 a piece this is easy. Buy them both.

-- - Terry

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