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Forum topic by siavosh posted 02-05-2014 11:46 PM 2323 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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siavosh

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02-05-2014 11:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane kanna japanese hida tools tools from japan

Hi folks,

I’m wondering if anyone has any information to help me compare two brands of Japanese planes I’m looking to purchase as a first time Kanna buyer:

Hida tools: 65mm Ishihisa Smoothing Planes ~$200
http://www.hidatool.com/woodworking/planes/ishihisa-smoothing-planes

Tools from Japan: 64mm Koyama basic large plane ~$54 + shipping from Japan
http://www.toolsfromjapan.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=339_441&products_id=752

There’s quite a bit of a price difference, and am wondering how different the qualities are if anyone has any experience with either. Thanks.

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Texcaster

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 12:30 AM

A couple of very cluey fellas here. http://www.woodworkforums.com/f111/

I found a box of Japanese planes and wanted to find out what I had so I could price to sell. They were ordinary hardware store planes. To much finessing with these planes & irons for me.

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 12:35 AM

I would write to the Tools from Japan proprietor and tell
him about about climate and experience. I doubt he’s
so desperate to sell a plane he’ll give you anything but
straight advice.

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siavosh

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 04:19 AM

Thanks folks, will do both.

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