Clifton Shoulder plane

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Hi. I have a chance to buy a Clifton 420 shoulder plane for $90. It looks to be in barely used shape and it comes with the original box. I wondered if anyone has any experience with Clifton. I was looking at the LN but at this price it seems like a great deal. I appreciate any advice. I just started to buy and use hand tools more in the shop and boy is it easy to get caught up in them. I am having the kind of fun again that I had when I first started woodworking. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and please keep all of our Military men and women in your thoughts and prayers. Flyboy

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#1 posted 643 days ago

Flyboy, for 90 dollars, grab it fast!

Preston makes top notch tools and their quality is comparable to LN and the likes. Grab It!!!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 643 days ago

Yes Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese.

Go for it


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#3 posted 643 days ago

Clifton tools are excellent, and their shoulder planes are probably their best. That shoulder plane probably sells for $250 new.

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#4 posted 642 days ago

Clifton is great, I especially like their spokeshaves

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#5 posted 642 days ago

Nice plane!

I think that’s a good price for an excellent tool.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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#6 posted 642 days ago

On Ebay with the box they sell for over $200, they are a top notch tool. If you can afford it and don’t go for it you will regret it for years!

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#7 posted 642 days ago

Good price for that plane, I have some…

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#8 posted 642 days ago

Hi everyone. Well the guy emailed me today and I told him I would take it. He said I was the only person that did not try to get a lower than $90 price so he wanted me to have it. I go Monday to pick it up. This hand tool thing has sure gotten the better of me. I have not used my jointer or planer in over a month. At times it is more work but the feeling I get after edging a board or smoothing makes it all worth while. Now I just need to find a good router plane to add and I will be all set.LOL. This doesn’t ever stop does it. Thanks to everyone for helping me make my decision. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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