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Are these a good buy? HELP?!!?!?

Dont know very much about planes. Please help. Prices seems good.
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Dont know very much about planes. Please help. Prices seems good.
I think you meant to include a link.
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Dont know very much about planes. Please help. Prices seems good.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-3-Vin...item460bfa932d

oops. Thanks.
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I'd pass if it were me. The three bench planes are all equivalent in size to the Stanley Bailey #4. None of those three are particularly valuable (or high quality) and if you are just starting out you really don't need 3 of them. The block planes are a mess and I couldn't tell if any of them is complete.

Since you are just starting out with hand planes, I'd recommend deciding on which plane to start with (SB#5 or equivalent is a good one to start with) and then look to purchase one of them - clean it, tune it and learn how to use it. Then figure out which one to purchase next.

BTW - if you haven't yet read through them, there are lots of recent threads discussing which plane to purchase first as well as many more on refurbishing "well used" planes.

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I'd pass if it were me. The three bench planes are all equivalent in size to the Stanley Bailey #4. None of those three are particularly valuable (or high quality) and if you are just starting out you really don't need 3 of them. The block planes are a mess and I couldn't tell if any of them is complete.

Since you are just starting out with hand planes, I'd recommend deciding on which plane to start with (SB#5 or equivalent is a good one to start with) and then look to purchase one of them - clean it, tune it and learn how to use it. Then figure out which one to purchase next.

BTW - if you haven't yet read through them, there are lots of recent threads discussing which plane to purchase first as well as many more on refurbishing "well used" planes.
i agree with trc
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I'd pass if it were me. The three bench planes are all equivalent in size to the Stanley Bailey #4. None of those three are particularly valuable (or high quality) and if you are just starting out you really don't need 3 of them. The block planes are a mess and I couldn't tell if any of them is complete.

Since you are just starting out with hand planes, I'd recommend deciding on which plane to start with (SB#5 or equivalent is a good one to start with) and then look to purchase one of them - clean it, tune it and learn how to use it. Then figure out which one to purchase next.

BTW - if you haven't yet read through them, there are lots of recent threads discussing which plane to purchase first as well as many more on refurbishing "well used" planes.
Thank you sir. I need to learn alot more, I dont know what a #5 even is.
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Thank you sir. I need to learn alot more, I dont know what a #5 even is.
I would recommend a bit more research on hand planes before you start bidding.

This is a good start, but only scratches the surface.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan1.htm

Be warned the prices on EBay are crazy and in a number of auctions do not reflect true value, more like bidding frenzy.
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Thank you sir. I need to learn alot more, I dont know what a #5 even is.

The number 5 is the jack plane. When tuned properly, it is a joy to use. I just cleaned one up today - came in a rusty mess.

I would avoid that group. Nothing of value in there in their present states.

Check around eBay for a good useable No 5. I would think you can get a good user in the $40 to $65 range ready to go, tuned and sharpened.

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Check around eBay for a good useable No 5. I would think you can get a good user in the $40 to $65 range ready to go, tuned and sharpened.
+1

I would also add that you shouldn't be afraid of buying one that is in less than perfect shape. It all depends on your budget/time available. Rehabing a plane is relatively easy and I think the best way to learn how planes work is to refurbish one.

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I have a strong dislike of Handymans. It takes a lot of work to get them decent. A dunlop was a cheaper line sold buy Sears. Usable, but not at all valuable. I agree with passing on the lot.
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