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Posted on Is this a good Plane? ( stanley bailey)

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 01:59 PM

I think you will be happy with them, and the price seems right.
As far as there age. Google stanley hand plane age. If there is a patent number on it you will be able to find it’s age range.
Once you have them, if you want to do any upgrades, Lee valley tools in Canada sells modern cap iron and blades for stanley planes. Just go to the plane section on there site.
I have three old stanley planes myself. My #5 dated back to around 1900. And I had to restore it. Cap iron was junk. Replaced it with the Lee valley set. Went with the PM-V11 blade. Turned out very nice.
Lee valley also has templates to make your own tote for the old planes.
That #5 I restored also needed a tote. Here is the link for them. If you plane has the plastic bangles then you can make your own out of wood.,46168,63262

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