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Forum topic by ToddJB posted 282 days ago 477 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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282 days ago

If you had to pick between the Keen Kutter KK series and the Sargent 400 series, which would you go with?

If I understand correctly the KK series was a Stanley Bailey, and the Sargent 400 was their top of the line. Has anyone had experience with both?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built


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#1 posted 282 days ago

IMHO, there would be no difference from a user perspective. They are both well made hand planes. The keen kutters generally sell for a little more because they are a little harder to find.

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#2 posted 282 days ago

Thanks Don! Your humble opinion holds a lot of weight in these circles. I decided to pick up the Sargent based on over all condition, it’s a 422, and it’ll be a user jointer.

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#3 posted 282 days ago

we’ll need to see some pictures of course!

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#4 posted 282 days ago

You shall have them. The bay link is as good as she gets right now though.

And if anyone is good at deductive reasoning there might be another (currently less expensive) alternative option out there.

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#5 posted 282 days ago

wow, you don’t know how close I came to bidding on that. I even had it set up in gixen and took it out. If I didn’t already have 2!

That’s a type 2 with a type one iron. Probably built 1891-1901. You have good taste.

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#6 posted 282 days ago

That seems odd to me. I would think you would see a type1 with a type2 iron, not the other way around… Or was there over lap?

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#7 posted 282 days ago

I’ve seen a quit a few type 2 Sargents with type 1 irons. I think they probably had type 1s left over and used them up.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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