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Posted on Please help me choose a low angle jack plane

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#1 posted 10-08-2018 03:19 PM

Interesting, now I am second guessing this. I read and watched quite a few vids about how the LA 62 with multiple irons can replace a few planes for many. The Paul Sellers article was interesting, then again he is so skilled he could probably use a rock with better results than me with a nice plane. I would like to minimize how many tools I need if possible. I guess maybe I should get a #5 first. Of course where I live the usual scoundrels who ruin most hobbies are snatching up any vintage tools on Craigslist the second they post and then marking them up for a profit like its their job. So they tend to go for about $125 for a #5. I am hesitant to buy one on Ebay as they are hard to tell the true condition without seeing it in person. But it seems I can find them for around $40 plus $15-20 shipping, and then hope its in decent condition and not one a flipper is trying to unload because its beyond repair. Maybe I”ll just bite the bullet and find one close by that I can inspect in person.


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