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Forum topic by Grasshopper000 posted 08-28-2014 12:25 PM 1122 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2014 12:25 PM

Hey, looking for some advice here. I have a very nice Craftsman 3728 combination plane. I’m looking to also get one of the smaller sized plough planes as well, that’s a little less complicated to set up. I have a wonderful Rapier #3, similar to the Record 043, so I’m going for the size in between the Rapier and the Craftsman. So my choices seem to be the Stanley 50, the Record 044, and the Veritas small Plough plane (somewhere there’s a site that reviews all of these). I’ve read a lot about the differences between them. I have someone wanting t sell me a Stanley 50, the one with the 1/8” and 3/16” beading cutters, and it’s complete and has everything, for $180. That’s on the high end but the condition is wonderful and nothing is missing. I read somewhere where someone said because the 50 sandwiches the cutter in, that sometimes it creeps up as you use it which would be a deal breaker for me. Any experience with this as a problem for the 50? Also, any thoughts on the Record 050C version with that funky blue handle? I know these don’t have as many sizes of beading cutters. Any thoughts would be helpful, especially on any problems with the Stanley 50? Thanks.

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 12:33 AM

I don’t have a #50 and I’ve also never heard about the issue, but i’d bet if it is an issue, you can find a fix.

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#2 posted 08-31-2014 12:39 AM

No ‘cutter creep’ in my experience with the #50, never heard of the problem before now, actually. I believe it’s a non-issue. Hope my opinion helps (and that’s all it is).

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