Has any fellow LumerJock had any experience with WoodRiver Planes ? I have several older Stanley planes that are great and will never part with (Belonged to my grandpa) But a person I know has a full set of WoodRiver planes that look brand new….most are still in the box and he says have never been used.
He has a #6 Fore Plane (Never used in box) , a #5 Bench Plane (Never used in box) , a #4 Bench Plane, a #3 Bench Plane (Never used in box), and a Adjustable Mouth Block Plane….for all 5 he wants $250 cash.
I went to Woodcrafts web site and for all five I would pay about $550. I am going to buy them even though I really do not need them (He needs the money and I am always looking for a good deal on tools)...my question is this…are these planes really any good ? Has any one had any experience with them, do they hold a edge, do they chatter…any opinions good OR bad ??? I went through all the reviews and no one has ever did a review over them.
I played with some of them for a few Min's. They "Seemed" like pretty good quality planes…but have never even been sharpened.
they require some tuning out of the box and the fit and finish is not as good as a higher priced Lie Nielsen or Veritas. But they are a good value. With that said, I did return one because something was wrong with the frog. I had to keep the lateral adjuster almost all the way to the left to keep it making shavings that were a consistent thickness all the way across. It was a nit picky thing but most woodworkers I know are nitpicky.
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