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#1 posted 02-15-2018 07:37 PM

Send us some more pics. What is the frog like? Cast iron and machined or stamped/folded metal?

Is the frog position adjustable?

My brother has a defiance plane that is a lot like a Stanley, but without the frog adjustment screw. It takes nice shavings anyway. Some super cheap planes lack mechanical strength necessary to perform consistently. At least that is what I read. Most of the advice on brands to buy seem ‘ve erred around that…if you buy Stanley, sergeant, Miller’s falls, you know how thhey were made and that they are capable. The ones only labelled ‘made in the USA ’ you would have to k ow what to look for. Some were as good, others sub par.


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