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I'm looking to buy a low-angle block plane and would like to hear about anyone's experience with the Stanley 12-960. I'm interested in its faults as well as its good points. Suggestions for another brand plane would be welcome. As much as I would like one, I can't really justify a Lie-Nielson plane. Thanks for your help.

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I've had an old Stanley block plane for years, and use it often. For the price, it's hard to beat.

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James,

Have you checked out the Veritas by Lee Valley?

Veritas® Low-Angle Block Plane - Lee Valley Tools


It's my little sweet heart and I keep it close by at all times.
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James I'll say Bob stays close to all his planes, they are hermetical sealed behind a 7" thick steel door, I got close to them the other day and alarms went off scared the daylights out of me. When he did get one out, he coddled it like a new born babe. He said maybe next time I can touch one of them---maybe!!!

On a more serious side, Bob is a guy that likes to work wood with his hands, me? Lets run it through the jointer one more time just to make chips and noise!!

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It's difficult to beat a Lie-Nielson hand plane. I will have to agree with Bob about the Veritas. I think these are giving the L-N's a good run for the money.

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