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Default I think this hand planer may be junk

or is it the operator?
I’m not sure as I’ve never owned one , but what a pain this thing is. I tighten the screw iup on top and when I latch it down the part on top that has the brand name on it ends up sliding off as I use it .
I think you adjust the blade with that bronze wheel while it’s latched down ?
Anyone else have this brand?
I wanted a Brand I’m familiar with , but we live in a small town and this is the only option .
I’ve used it so not sure I can take it back

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/foo...ane/1000103406

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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They aren't good but sometimes with some work on them they can be tuned up to get the job done. The only two that come close to working out of the box are Lie Neilsens and Lee Valley Veritas planes. All the others need work. Here's a video by Paul Sellars showing how.

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Take it back, HD has a good return policy. Tell then it didn't work.
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Thanks Charles . I don’t see where I was setting it wrong , but it seems to work for him .
Next time I’m in Calgary I’ll make darn sure I stop at Lee Valley

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Take it back, HD has a good return policy. Tell then it didn't work.
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Ya their actually pretty good. It’ tough to right off 70 bucks when your not working . Sooner spend double for something decent.

It’s been a bad day all around . I sitting here eating wine guns, and theirs a ton of green and yellow ones in the bag .
Don’t companies know everyone likes the red and black ones lol

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Wasn't that brand mentioned in a thread awhile back? Think whatever I'm thinking of was made in India.

I have several planes, no problems with any. But I don't recall buying them new (except maybe one from HF), they were all pre-owned. I just like using older hand tools. If I ever need another, it will be used also, likely flea market, or garage sale.

Rick, try a power plane. They will remove a lot of wood, FAST, and are loads of fun to use. Just don't feel like touching the blade while it is running, because it can remove a lot of Rick, FAST.
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Wasn't that brand mentioned in a thread awhile back? Think whatever I'm thinking of was made in India.

I have several planes, no problems with any. But I don't recall buying them new (except maybe one from HF), they were all pre-owned. I just like using older hand tools. If I ever need another, it will be used also, likely flea market, or garage sale.

Rick, try a power plane. They will remove a lot of wood, FAST, and are loads of fun to use. Just don't feel like touching the blade while it is running, because it can remove a lot of Rick, FAST.
Iíve got a Makita planer ,but Iíve never had good success . Take too much out , make a unbelievable mess of wood everywhere .
I donít think planing is my thing lol .
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Iíve got a Makita planer ,but Iíve never had good success . Take too much out , make a unbelievable mess of wood everywhere .
I donít think planing is my thing lol .
They are just the ticket for rounding rough, out of balance, wood in a wood lathe. Go from unbalanced, to balanced, in about 3 seconds. Of course, if you are not paying attention, you could go from a flower vase project, to a pointer project, in about 4 seconds.
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Old Stanley and Bailey planes are great if you can find one used at a yardsale or on Ebay or Shopgoodwill. I have a collection of a few small block planes from my Dad, Grandpa, etc. Some made in West Germany (dates from 1945-1990), and they are great to work with. Remember - go WITH the grain of the wood; otherwise you just dig into the wood and tear it out. I've even gotten a set of El Cheapo Harbor Fright tiny planes and sculpted the top of my Les Paul wannabee guitar with them.
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Rick.... thats generally considered a "handy'mans" plane....

as a rule, they will require a good bit of attention before they perform relatively well..particularly with the iron
the iron generally does not hold an edge well and often will require readjustments...

But for around the house or in the tool bag,,, not a terribly bad plane.
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