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apontesgarage

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01-07-2020 02:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planes woodpeck

I saw this was posted today on woodpeck, and I don’t know enough about planes to know if this is a good deal or not. The first thing that came to my mind was was the consumables how are those replaced, or are those blades common. I am new to woodworking so maybe that’s an easy answer but heck I don’t know what I don’t know.

I do like the concept of what they are selling but just wonder if there are other options that are not Onetime products.

Thanks for the future dialog.

Ken


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sansoo22

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#1 posted 01-07-2020 02:46 PM

As a huge woodpecker fan I might pick this up. For $225 you could get the plane body and all 4 cutters. I wouldnt spend 500 on the whole kit unless i was in a production shop. Chances are most of us aren’t going to need to be switching from a chamfer to a radius quickly all that often. A little setup would be no big deal to me.

The cutters should last quite a long time. I have Stanleys from the early 1900s with the same cutter on them still. Specialty cutters dont get used up nearly as quick as say a bench plane iron. But you do bring up a good point since accidents do happen in a wood shop and these are OneTime tools. If you dropped a radius cutter on a bare concrete floor and chipped a tooth how easily can you get a new one.

Here is a video for anyone interested in them. It looks like Gerry, Jerry, Larry, Lenny Gergich from Parks and Rec is the host. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGGeQdzStGE

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#2 posted 01-07-2020 03:13 PM

woodpeckers makes excellent high quality tools and this is probably no exception.but for someone who is just learning and a hobbiest this is an expensive tool.you can do what it does with a small compact router,and the setup time wouldn’t any big deal as the guy in the video proclaims.also the guys shows having to make multiple passes to get the edge you want and that takes more time than finding a router bit.now if you have the budget and love precision made tools,hey go for it.ive already got enough tools that will do what it will so ill have to pass on this one myself.thanks for sharing this though.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 01-07-2020 03:16 PM

I have the original version, the Slickplane. It works good when I want to ease teh corners. Replacement blades readily available at Rockler or online, etc, as they are made more than once. The only problem is it isn’t red, so its only worth a 1/10th of the price of the walletpeckers version.

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Knockonit

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#4 posted 01-07-2020 03:29 PM

i’ve had and used for a very long time the slicklane, lets see if its not broke don’t fix it. but the red sure is purdae

-- Living the dream

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#5 posted 01-07-2020 04:01 PM


woodpeckers makes excellent high quality tools and this is probably no exception.but for someone who is just learning and a hobbiest this is an expensive tool.you can do what it does with a small compact router,and the setup time wouldn t any big deal as the guy in the video proclaims.also the guys shows having to make multiple passes to get the edge you want and that takes more time than finding a router bit.now if you have the budget and love precision made tools,hey go for it.ive already got enough tools that will do what it will so ill have to pass on this one myself.thanks for sharing this though.

- pottz

Don’t forget those of us with plane and/or general hand tool addictions. I’m not quite sure how that silky red will look next to all the old black stanleys but the only way to find out is buy one.

Edit: I use a block plane to do all the same things these do. Having a tool dedicated to the purpose would just be for convenience and the fact I really like nice tools.

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pottz

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#6 posted 01-07-2020 04:27 PM


woodpeckers makes excellent high quality tools and this is probably no exception.but for someone who is just learning and a hobbiest this is an expensive tool.you can do what it does with a small compact router,and the setup time wouldn t any big deal as the guy in the video proclaims.also the guys shows having to make multiple passes to get the edge you want and that takes more time than finding a router bit.now if you have the budget and love precision made tools,hey go for it.ive already got enough tools that will do what it will so ill have to pass on this one myself.thanks for sharing this though.

- pottz

Don t forget those of us with plane and/or general hand tool addictions. I m not quite sure how that silky red will look next to all the old black stanleys but the only way to find out is buy one.

Edit: I use a block plane to do all the same things these do. Having a tool dedicated to the purpose would just be for convenience and the fact I really like nice tools.

- sansoo22


i know about addiction except mines power,although i do combine hand tools more and more often as my love of maloof style furniture grows.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 01-07-2020 05:03 PM

It’s an expensive aluminum chamfer plane. Unless you put very large chamfers on your edges, you won’t be able to tell the difference between precise, symmetrical chamfers cut with this plane and those cut with any other plane in your shop.

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#8 posted 01-07-2020 05:37 PM

I would rather buy either one of these to do the same job (I own both)

- https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/32682-veritas-cornering-tool-set
this is cheap and works really well if you do not have too much run out at the edge; I’ve used mine on maple, fir, cherry and walnut with good results. Can be sharpened with just a dowell and sand paper.

Or

if you have money burning a hole in your pocket, a combination plane as a very versatile base (as opposed to a single task tool) and modify a beading cutters (make the u shallower – I have not tried this)

I do have a woodpeckers marking gauge and it is well made and thought out so, nothing against them

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pottz

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#9 posted 01-07-2020 06:26 PM



I would rather buy either one of these to do the same job (I own both)

- https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/32682-veritas-cornering-tool-set
this is cheap and works really well if you do not have too much run out at the edge; I ve used mine on maple, fir, cherry and walnut with good results. Can be sharpened with just a dowell and sand paper.

Or

if you have money burning a hole in your pocket, a combination plane as a very versatile base (as opposed to a single task tool) and modify a beading cutters (make the u shallower – I have not tried this)

I do have a woodpeckers marking gauge and it is well made and thought out so, nothing against them

- planecurious


i got some just like it i inherited from my dad,tried it once and never again.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 01-07-2020 07:48 PM


.... I m not quite sure how that silky red will look next to all the old black stanleys….
- sansoo22

Horrible sanso’... Paint the Stanley red!

Just got the same email (well, the one addressed to me) and on first glance was mesmerised… love at first sight. I do like Woodpecker$ stuff, as a few may have picked up from some of my past extravagances and comments/posts…

I agree with pottzy about an alternative routing option… I have a cordless trimmer with a small round over bit permanently mounted upside down in my workshop…

Danger, danger LBD”... I hear M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R. mechanical moans… however, I do take extra care when using it… fortunately it’s a small bit and I have big fingers (just kidding kiddies). As I had the batteries, the trimmer was cheap and can be used elsewhere… though I have 2 of them so that was a lie.
I do have to disagree with pottzy, as with my trimmer, a bit change is a hassle… that’s why I have 2… that’s another taradiddle… I actually have 3.

Bottom line apontes’, if you buy one (or a set) and don’t like it, I’ll take it off your hands and even split for your shipping cost to Australia.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 01-07-2020 08:29 PM

I believe the plane you are looking for..
.
Is called a Stanley No. 72….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 01-07-2020 08:42 PM

^^^ Yes Bandit we know you have all the planes ever made…like ever. It’s always fun to see what you post. When I think hey maybe Bandit doesnt have one of those…nope im wrong.

Well I put in my order for one along with the 3 extra cutter profiles. I will find out just before my birthday if im an idiot or not. I don’t mind having a specialty tool or 5 or 6. I spent 100 bucks on a minty Stanley 95 for making things a perfect 90. May as well toss in a specialty plane for making those corners round.

Will try to remember to post a review when I get them.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 01-07-2020 08:51 PM


..... Well I put in my order for one along with the 3 extra cutter profiles…..
- sansoo22


Green with envy!

Look forward to the pictures…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 01-08-2020 12:41 AM


^^^ Yes Bandit we know you have all the planes ever made…like ever. It s always fun to see what you post. When I think hey maybe Bandit doesnt have one of those…nope im wrong.

- sansoo22

Oh I doubt he owns one… Betting that’s just a picture from an antique store where he saw one.


Well I put in my order for one along with the 3 extra cutter profiles. I will find out just before my birthday if im an idiot or not. I don’t mind having a specialty tool or 5 or 6. I spent 100 bucks on a minty Stanley 95 for making things a perfect 90. May as well toss in a specialty plane for making those corners round.

Will try to remember to post a review when I get them.
- sansoo22

I hope you remember, as I’d be interested to hear what you think :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#15 posted 01-08-2020 12:44 AM


..... Well I put in my order for one along with the 3 extra cutter profiles…..
- sansoo22


Green with envy!

Look forward to the pictures…

- LittleBlackDuck


cmon duckie the only reason you want one is to have an excuse to make another one of those fancy cnc-laser cut boxes of yours ;>)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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