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Blog entry by wadestock posted 08-16-2008 01:49 AM 754 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stanley #4

I paid $8 for this plane at a local pawn shop. At first I thought it was a new plane that just got left in the rain. Then I noticed it says Stanley, Bailey and #4. It wasn’t bright blue like the new ones I’ve seen at Lowes etc., so I got a little excited. After taking it apart I think it actually is a newer plane. I hope it will make a nice smoother for me.

in pieces

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#1 posted 08-16-2008 02:11 AM

Either way its a sweet deal , good score .

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#2 posted 08-16-2008 05:08 AM

Well Done, never pass up a good deal

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#3 posted 08-16-2008 05:17 AM

Its too bad Stanley insists on diminishing the Bailey name by continuing to use it.

Reminds me of a blog about a hand plane shoot out between LV Veritas, new Stanley, etc and they threw in an old Stanley to boot.

The old Stanley won. Stanley was so happy about the win they contacted the author for a copy of the article, and was then informed that it was the 80 year old plane that won. The new one got last place.

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#4 posted 08-16-2008 12:27 PM

Congrats! Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 08-16-2008 02:33 PM


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 08-16-2008 04:04 PM

I think I have this same plane. I’ve upgraded mine with a Lie-Nielsen chip breaker and Hock blade. I use it nearly everyday. This is a good all round plane. Tune up the blade and chip breaker you have and it will still be a good plane. Congrats on the good buy.

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#7 posted 08-16-2008 07:33 PM

Nice going!

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#8 posted 08-16-2008 11:13 PM

Lucky Dawg !! for $8…you can’t lose : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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