|Forum topic by trippcasey||posted 03-13-2013 10:06 PM||1161 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-13-2013 10:06 PM
I posted a month or so ago asking about good beginner hand planes on a budget. Nearly everyone who replied said to look for older Stanley planes, specifically #4 and/or #5’s. So, I looked around at garage sales, the flea market, and craigslist and this is what I found.
The #4 and the little mini-plane are newer models, but I couldnt resist the price.
All together I have $80 on the table. I think I did well. I have not been through all of them yet. I just brought the #220 home today, and that is perhaps my favorite. The blue stanley #5 I hear is a cheaper 60’s to 70’s model but it does a great job for what I am doing. I used feeler gauges and a straight edge to check the flatness of it, and the guy I bought it from sharpened it and spent an hour with me tuning it and showing me a few other things. I dont know much about the #220, but it seemed like a good one to me.
-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.