|Forum topic by Lalaland||posted 09-07-2008 12:04 AM||2543 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-07-2008 12:04 AM
As a hand tool user, er … beginner …. I have come to realize that I “need” a jointer plane. I had a Record #8, but didn’t like it. Was thinking of having a wooden one made, either Japanese or Western. But as I began to look at different makers, the money thing hit me. Unfortunately, the money tree needs more Vigoro and not doing well. So I’ve had to research a little to spend wisely. Here is what I’ve come up with so far:
Ishihisa Brand Joiner Plane (Hida Tools) 196.00
Or I could look into older Stanley’s and tune them up myself, etc etc etc. Or find one already tuned and ready.
Now obviously from the standpoint of price alone, the ECE would be a good buy, or the Japanese, (I have a Japanese smoother which I like). From the standpoint of name, certainly the Clark and Williams or Lie Nielson would be good. I’m not really into tuning up an old Stanley, as I am leaning heavily toward wooden planes. But I guess one should never rule out a Lie Nielson. Of course if I won the lotto, I’d be knocking on Wayne Anderson’s mailbox.
My thought process is going something like this: Should I spend the money on a really top notch jointer that will give me superior service? Or should I save money on a really top of the line smoother, since that would be the step after the jointer?
Maybe my thoughts are out of tune. Any thoughts from others?
Thanks in advance?