|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 06-03-2013 07:46 PM||3049 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-03-2013 07:46 PM
Is there a list of who makes these? I have one #4 size. I can go look at the ones at Home Depot, and find at least three different “versions” of the same plane.
Some LOOK like a normal #4 plane
Some have a bolt instead of the lever for the capiron
Some are wood handled, some black/brown plastic.
irons all need to be flattened, big hollow in the back.
Not sure WHICH vintage this one is. I can get see-through shavings with it, after about 90 minutes of tune ups. Was in a garage sale @$7
IF I was to keep it awhile, them handles would be changed out….FAST!
Note; THIS one has a Brass adjuster wheel. Others have “pot-metal” or worse ones. Turn those type of wheels to see shavings, in metal! Brass is holding it’s own.
and maybe a look at the test drive
Iron has a slight camber, mainly on the corners. Otherwise, that is a full-width shaving.
Maybe I got lucky????
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use