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#1 posted 01-21-2013 12:27 PM

The discription of the plane as “near mint” condition would be a concern. The pre-war planes are better than those made post-war, that would be my first question: “What type” is it or if the seller does not know, when was it made. In the long run you can save time and money by going to a good tool re-seller such as: , or . You will pay a little more up front but it will save you from kissing a lot of frogs (pun intended) before finding the right plane for your use. The learning curve can be steep and costly.

If you just want users to get to work, the Woodriver v. III planes from the number 3 to 6 are almost as cheap as used Bailey patterns if you include adding a new iron and chip breaker for the used Bailey patterns and they are for the most part ready to go out of the box.

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