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Even though I'm not a hand tool woodworker, this is tempting, if only to decorate my shed! Incidentally, neither my good friend Trevor or myself have ever had a problem buying from Aliexpress



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I would question the quality. At that price, they would make good paperweights. Besides, hand planes are numbered according to their size, no lettered.

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You certainly have better luck than I Harry . Ordered things three times, only to wait a month and nothing . Then I get a refund and an email saying product was not fulfilled in a timely manner or something like that

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Harry, I use a small set from Harbor Freight regularly. The chisel plane is finicky, but the thumb plane works quite well after sharpening. The scraper plane works well also. The planes I have are brass sided and made in India.
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I would question the quality. At that price, they would make good paperweights. Besides, hand planes are numbered according to their size, no lettered.
You could be very surprised John, many years ago I bought the small plane shown for the princely sum of $2.00 and it's come in handy on many occasions, non of which justified an expensive one.
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Got a set of these years ago. Can't even recall where from its been so long. Pretty sure made by a different mfg. but can't even be sure of that. Long story short: All of the irons took a pretty keen edge surprisingly as I recall. but, the edge didn't last long. They seem to work very well on thin soft woods, retaining an edge a bit longer. Of the bunch the bullnose and the scrapper still see occasional use. Like anything else, you're mileage may vary, but what the hell, they are kinda cool just to have around the shop
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I like the little wood plane I got off of ebay for $5. And, if I wanted a set in the shame form as these, I'd get the Harbor Freight brass sided set of three, for $12.99
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I like the little wood plane I got off of ebay for $5. And, if I wanted a set in the shame form as these, I'd get the Harbor Freight brass sided set of three, for $12.99
Theo, I might have to buy a set of those.

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If the basic plane body is OK, you could always order a better quality iron. That would be worthwhile if you were making certain wooden instruments. Sanding isn't really the way to go for good sound. Scrapers are a favorite of mine, particularly on wood that has soft/hard ridges. Just recently added a scraper holder to my kit since my hands want to cramp without it.
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Of all my hand tools, my favorite is a Veritas router plane. Holy cow, that thing is a work of art. And using it is so much fun, it will flatten the bottom of a dado or groove like nothing else. And it can also be used with an attachment for cutting inlays. Perfect depth control even for small hinges. There's a miniature one available as well. Here's a pix. Kinda sexy lookin' huh. The second pix is the inlay cutter kit. The pull action gives you incredible control.
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