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Hi. Has anyone ever bought a plane and knowingly paid more than you should have but joy overcame common sense. Well that’s me. I have been wanting a combination / plow plane forever and for some reason the Record 050 seemed to scream my name. I finally found one I liked but the seller would not move on the price. After much thought and a fantastic wife who in her words said ” It would make her happy to see me get it ”. What a woman to encourage my addiction. It came yesterday and man what a beauty. Only one blade has ever been used and it’s 100% complete. Here is a pic and I will post again as soon as it hits the work bench to let you know how it works. I now feel better cleansing my soul. Take care everyone. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#1 posted 515 days ago


To answer your question, yes… I’ve paid more than I should for a plane I really wanted. That’s the sure indicator of addiction. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 515 days ago

Sounds like you’ve got a keeper…..your plane is nice too, LOL

And yes, joy has overcome common sense on several occasions….but I can quit anytime I want.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#3 posted 515 days ago

Hi. CharlieM you are correct. I think I crossed the point of no return line. I can’t remember getting this excited for any power tool purchase. LukieB. I am a lucky man to have a great woman beside me and supports my hobby. I think she would support anything I do as long as it’s on the ground and not in the air. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#4 posted 515 days ago

Money was made to be spent. Enjoy your new plane!

-- John, BC, Canada

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#5 posted 515 days ago

It makes up for all those that I got deals on. Usually evens out in the end. Nice plane.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#6 posted 515 days ago

You say you paid more than you should have for a tool you really wanted?

Ha! Get in line (behind me)—you’ve collectively unburdened many with your “confession.”

as to what the phrase “should have” means, well, that’s a whole ‘nother thread.

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#7 posted 515 days ago

Don’t feel bad, I way overpaid for a new in the box Stanley 45. I love that tool, it gets used all the time. I have had it for a few years now and the pain of overpaying has subsided somewhat. Maybe it will for you too.

Good luck and enjoy!

-- Mike

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#8 posted 515 days ago

Some very good points being made.
1. I have gotten a lot of good deals over the years.
2. You can’t take it with you.
3. I could have a worse hobby.
4. The wife is happy when a new piece comes in to the house.
5. Happy wife = Happy life

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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Don W

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#9 posted 515 days ago

Some times its worth the extra to just stop the looking. I walked away from my #1, my wife talked me into going back.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 515 days ago

Good point Don. Unless you’re having fun looking you’re taking time away from something else you enjoy, like shop time. Also, if you hunted for 20 more hours, could you have gotten it for $100 less? Maybe, but that’s not a good wage and now you have it.

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#11 posted 515 days ago

I agree. If it feels right at the time after countless time looking. Buy it and don’t look back or second guess yourself.

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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Bill White

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#12 posted 515 days ago

Don’t EVEN think that ya paid too much if it fits, works, make ya happy and a better woodworker.
I paid WAY too much for my first wife. :)


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#13 posted 515 days ago

Well said Bill. Just holding that plane gave me a great feeling. Sounds like blade sharpening and Basketball for me this weekend. More and more no regrets on this purchase. It does help seeing we have all been there at one time or another.

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#14 posted 515 days ago

If it will make you feel better, I’ll give you $20 for it. I’ll even pay for the shipping.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas....

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#15 posted 515 days ago

SamuraiSaw. I would feel bad taking advantage of you like that. I wouldn’t be able to get to sleep for at least an hour. LOL. This has been a great thread and it’s always reassuring to hear stories from other people that have been down the same road. I will say that hand tools are an addiction. But what fun.

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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