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Forum topic by Marcus posted 04-11-2013 12:53 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marcus

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04-11-2013 12:53 PM

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 04-11-2013 01:18 PM

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

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 01:19 PM

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 04-11-2013 01:20 PM

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 04-11-2013 01:21 PM

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

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 01:21 PM

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 04-11-2013 01:35 PM

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 04-11-2013 02:05 PM

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 04-11-2013 02:12 PM

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 04-11-2013 02:17 PM

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

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 02:32 PM

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

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#11 posted 04-11-2013 02:43 PM

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 04-11-2013 02:45 PM

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

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#13 posted 04-11-2013 03:09 PM

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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#14 posted 04-11-2013 03:50 PM

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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#15 posted 04-11-2013 09:46 PM

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

-- Mike

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