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#1 posted 01-17-2014 01:25 AM

Check out – Hand plane 101 – Stanley bench plane type study

I collected for along time without really knowing what I was buying – if it looked cool and I didn’t have one, I bought it. fortunately dumb luck would have it..I did OK.

But, man, If I only knew…, who the hell keeps the box?

Once you research the history of Stanley, you will learn the History of all the other planes, many of which were consumed by Stanley in a fine example of capitalism and by one of the giants of industry…. a fascinating story.

I thought so anyway. Sure makes collecting more fun when you can see a plane from 4 ft. away sitting on a table at a garage sale and know what type it probably is and what it’s worth. then try and not let them see you drool on it while you make the deal. Ha!

As a collector I would also avoid the Stanley handyman, corsair, great neck, buck bros, sears, new Stanley planes

I also have a tradition: I try to buy one new Lie Nielsen plane every Christmas, from Santa of course.

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