|Forum topic by Bigtones||posted 04-25-2014 12:07 AM||981 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-25-2014 12:07 AM
Hello again LJ Forums,
I was wondering if anyone has used or heard of these planes. I have tried to search for reviews about them but there doesn’t seem to be anything conclusive or in abundance to indicate whether or not they are of Good Quality. The two I am looking at are a #4 1/2 and #5 equivalent as they have a different numbering system, but length of the plane sole seems to indicate that. They are pre 1930 and look to be in very good condition with no pitting or any visible defects. The Knob and Tote seem very secure with brass fittings and the frog is fully adjustable. The Depth Adjustment Knob is also made of brass and the knurling, worn down slightly, still has nice deep groves. So it seems to me that they are well preserved condition.
They’re asking $50 for the pair and I was wondering whether or not I should go ahead with the purchase because I am still very new to hand tools and hand planes.
Thank you for any information,
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