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Marcus

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469 days ago

I was just checking ebay for a Lie-Nielsen scraper plane and seeing what all was out there. Most of the listings are for planes “unused” or owned by a “collector”. It almost made me feel bad for using my LN #4.

So just curious, how many of you actually get your LN tools dirty?


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Gerald Thompson

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#1 posted 469 days ago

I bought mine to use and when I need to use one I use it.

-- Jerry

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Marcus

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#2 posted 469 days ago

Glad to hear Im not the only one Jerry. I suppose people are selling them because they DONT use them. Mine is such a joy to use, I couldnt imagine selling it.

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#3 posted 469 days ago

I’ve got a block plane I bought a few years ago and I use it a lot. I use my Stanley a bit more, but only because it’s smaller and fits the hand better.

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mg550

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#4 posted 469 days ago

Personally, I wouldn’t buy a tool unless I’m going to use it.

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SamuraiSaw

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#5 posted 469 days ago

I’ve got the large router plane and use it consistently to dress tenons

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489tad

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#6 posted 469 days ago

Yes, low angle block plane see’s a lot of use. Chisels and saw when I chop dovetails which is almost never. I am the third owner of a hardly used 4 1/2 plane with Cocobolo tote and knob. Second owner tried it, he didn’t think original owner used it at all. Beautiful tools, love them.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Kreegan

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#7 posted 469 days ago

Honestly not that often lately, but that’s because it’s been too damn cold to do much flatwork, so I’ve mostly been turning. If it continues to be the case, then I’ll join the folks selling their lightly used LN gear.

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JohnChung

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#8 posted 469 days ago

I have bought LV and LN gear. I will use all of them at the end. But I kind of buy them b’cos shipping was
cheaper. But yes, I do use my gear. Almost all of them. LN and LV does not ONLY look pretty but very
much functional.

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Fred Hargis

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#9 posted 469 days ago

I only have a few, but they get regular use….no sense buying them otherwise.

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jordanp

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#10 posted 469 days ago

I use my tools till they break then i fix them with my other tools and use them again.

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mikema

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#11 posted 468 days ago

I buy them to use them. These planes are made to be used. For what its worth, the tools have a significant cost associated to them, which goes in to a quality tool, which I do not mind paying. Perhaps some people not understanding why these tools costs what they do felt that these are show pieces rather than tools. Perhaps we should point them towards infill planes for that! :)

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Manitario

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#12 posted 468 days ago

My only LN that I don’t use regularly is my #7 plane.

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DrDirt

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#13 posted 468 days ago

I have the small block plane I use all the time and a router plane, that i need for a Honey Do Project, but is still not used yet.

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jusfine

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#14 posted 468 days ago

I also use my LN & LV planes a lot, some are specialized so get a little less use. Block planes, 5 1/2, scrub plane and scrapers always seem to be on or near my benches.

I have a lot of old infill planes that rarely see work now, but I did collect and use them for a “few” years…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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paratrooper34

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#15 posted 468 days ago

I use the hell out of them. That’s what I bought them for.

-- Mike

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