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Interesting thread. I see Stanley planes at flea markets and antique shops. Been tempted to buy one for the fun of it. Probably never use it. What is really interesting is seeing the wood body planes that some craftsman made by hand to do a particular job or to plane a certain contour in wood.

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Steven, My advise to you is first look at the hundreds of videos by Paul Sellers. The first and best all around plane you should own is a #4 Stanley/Baily plane, which can be purchased used on ebay for around $65.00. Tune it, sharpen it, using Paul Sellers methods and you will be on your way to doing things you never thought possible!
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After restoring/tuning a few hand older hand planes, I have focused mainly on getting Lie-Nielsen and Lee Valley hand planes. I do think these planes are better made, largely because of the better materials available to them. Lie-Nielsen makes their planes from ductile iron which is near indestructible, and they backup that claim with their lifetime warranty.

That said, I do think taking the time to restore and tune a vintage plane is a great way to learn how to use them. At this point, I have other projects I want to focus on, and would rather have a plane nearly ready to go out of the box.

However, if you want to see some really expensive hand planes, check out some of the boutique plane makers who produce beautiful infill planes or krenov-style woody planes. Lie-Nielsen will look down right cheap next to those!

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Harbor Frt. has (used to have) a very nice little plane... #33 for about $7.00 !!

Amazingly, they are very good quality... If you're intrested in just getting a Blade, for other uses, this is a steal...

Don't let the low price change your mind...

Made in India, I think...

It has been awhile... I got 3-4 of them!!

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The price has gone UP since I got mine.

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Harbor Frt. has (used to have) a very nice little plane... IIRC #73 or 78... For about $7.00 !!

Amazingly, they are very good quality... If you're intrested in just getting a Blade, for other uses, this is a steal...

Don't let the low price change your mind...

Made in India, I think...

It has been awhile... I got 3-4 of them!!

This is what they have listed just now. This is what I got when I searched for 'plane'.
https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...nk%2Cf&q=plane

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This is what they have listed just now. This is what I got when I searched for 'plane'.
https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...nk%2Cf&q=plane
Thank you!

This is the One!

The price has gone UP since I got mine!

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When Stanley was in its prime, they were quite busy putting other company names on their product. Resulting in an awfull lot of 'good' planes out there nobody has heard of. Many are quite collectable now. Winchester, Sears, Fulton comes to mind as one of the company's. Another quality plane is Record.
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I have bought several planes from flea markets or garage sales. The garage sale people mostly don't know much about planes and will accept almost any offer if you explain the amount of work involved into re sharpening and truing the blade and any rust removal. If you know your stuff better than them you can get some amazing deals.
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The European wood body planes from Infinity tools look resonable and promising.

https://www.infinitytools.com/smoothing-plane

I wonder how accurately you can adjust the plane using a mallet and a wedge.
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The European wood body planes from Infinity tools look resonable and promising.

https://www.infinitytools.com/smoothing-plane

I wonder how accurately you can adjust the plane using a mallet and a wedge.
I would just get the blade and chip breaker, not rocket science to make one then.

Well, planes were adjusted accurately enough with a mallet and wedge, for many, many, years, to make a lot of very nice antique furniture.

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