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Forum topic by Carloz posted 03-24-2017 07:26 PM 714 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2017 07:26 PM

Maybe they were there before and I just missed it. Anyway infinitycuttingtools introduced a whole bunch or hand planes. And for what it worth they offer 10% introduction discount.

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#1 posted 03-24-2017 07:37 PM

Those are really affordable. Are there any real issues with wood-body hand planes?

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 11:18 PM

The only issue is that adjusting the iron is not so convenient as with the metal ones. On the other side they never rust and more pleasant to work with (subjective).
Don’t be fooled by the “starting at” trick. It is usual tactics of merchants to make you excited about it.
The starting at is the price for an iron not the whole plane.

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 04:38 AM

The starting at is the price for an iron not the whole plane.

- Carloz

They’re pretty clear about that on the web site. Like the smoothing hand plane starting at $24.90, which is the cost of a replacement blade and chip breaker. But, they do list the full price of a plane at $71.91. If I was in the market, I’d consider one.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 12:51 PM

I have an ECE Primus smooth plane, it is wood-bodied and the adjustment mechanisms are precise and very sensitive. It is my go-to smoother when I need a glass-smooth surface and my Stanley 5 1/2 is not up to it.

My metal plane adjusters are no where near as precise as the Primus.

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