He finally caved in. Bought a second hand custom Veritas No 4½.

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Forum topic by Lemwise posted 01-20-2017 03:13 PM 2049 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2017 03:13 PM

Someone I used to work with bought a custom Veritas No 4½ but after using it a few times he decided it wasn’t the right plane for him. I tried it and I immediately liked it so I offered to buy it from him. He wanted the full price he paid for it but that was too much for me. I came back with an offer of €200 which he declined and he told me was going to put it on an auction site. I told him I can wait because no one will buy it. That was 2 months ago and this morning he called me to accept my offer of €200. I now have a hardly used custom Veritas No 4½ at a great price.

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#1 posted 01-21-2017 12:40 AM

I sure wish I had that plane. I have an old Stanley Bailey 4 1/2, and it’s finely tuned and works great, but I’d still rather have yours. Good buy!

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#2 posted 01-21-2017 12:44 AM

I would’ve told him 150$. Good for you.

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#3 posted 01-21-2017 07:26 AM

I would ve told him 150$. Good for you.

- TheFridge

This one has a PM-V11 blade and retails for $340. €200 is $212 which still is a great price for a custom 4½ that has been used just a few times.

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#4 posted 01-21-2017 12:10 PM


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#5 posted 01-21-2017 02:31 PM

Just out of curiosity, what did the seller not like? Very nice score.

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#6 posted 01-21-2017 04:10 PM

The chip breaker assembly, the adjuster and the handle. Those three points are what I like the most about the plane. He tried it with a Stanley style handle but just couldn’t get along with the adjuster and the chip breaker assembly. I have no problem making depth adjustments on the fly and the chip breaker assembly is brilliant. I’m also a big fan of the standard Veritas handle.

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#7 posted 04-18-2017 12:44 AM

Very good choice. I’ll look it over the next time I visit the LV store on the way home. Please note, that can be a very dangerous store!

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