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post #21 of 22 Old 12-21-2014, 03:33 PM
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Now I don't have a lot of negative things to say about HF, but with good quality used planes out there why would you want to buy one of these? Yes, $8.00 is cheap, but for less than that I have picked up No. 4 and 5 Stanley, Bailey planes. After all any plane you buy will need to be tuned, so why not invest the time into something good?

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I got one and spent 3 hrs truing the sole and honing the iron. It was decent at the end.
I found a No.4 stanley from early 1900s in my neighbor's garbage pile!!!
His dad was a hoarder and he was just throwing away tools. I restored it:

truth is that the stanley feels great and stays sharp longer. its way easier to set up too.

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