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#1 posted 08-01-2016 03:56 PM

That era of Defiance can usually be tuned up into a pretty good user, I’ve done several of them. The castings are decent quality and as long as the body and frog mate up well, it can give you every bit as good of results as a Bailey or similar.

The Handyman, on the other hand . . . . Let’s just say there’s a reason that you’ve never been able to get it tuned properly and it has nothing to do with you. Those planes are glorified paper weights, IMHO.

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