|Forum topic by EricTy||posted 11-20-2012 06:46 PM||743 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-20-2012 06:46 PM
I have some old planes that I bought from a nearby town. Some are wood. One is iron. I know a shop needs a good plane or two (or more).
My question is how to tell the good from the crap. The old wooden planes had a tapered block to lock the blade in place. The iron ones can have all the adjustment arms for the blade. There’s Stanley among others.
So, what makes a good plane? The blade steel? How would one know? Do ergonomics come into play?
Is there a planes for dummies (or beginners) website?
Or, perhaps, there is a selection of a couple-three planes that each shop should have to help with standard tasks. If there is such a selection, what would be the three ideal planes to have?
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