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Forum topic by speedoreido posted 11-27-2020 02:19 PM 347 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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speedoreido

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11-27-2020 02:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question planes lie-nielson canada

Hey everyone. hope all are doing well these days!

As I dive farther and farther into handtool woodworking I cant help but wish for a chance to use and own some of the Lie-Nielson tools, especially their hand planes. I have a small collection of planes started, a couple old Stanley #4s, LV low angle jack and LV bevel up jointer. So far these planes are a joy to use but as I look to expand my plane collection my options seem limited to Veritas or Wood River (which I believe is only available from Rob Cosman’s site). Lie-Nielson planes look beautiful and if I were to go the bevel down route instead of bevel up, I’m leaning towards them instead of the Veritas custom line because Lie-Nielson just has a larger collection/options.

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any vendors in Canada for Lie-Nielson anymore and with some research, shipping a plane across the border with duties and conversion to the Canadian dollar, a #4 could but upwards of $800 by the time its at my door, which would make them cost prohibitive. Does anyone know alternatives to get my hands on Lie-Nielson products in Canada that I may not be aware of?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 11-27-2020 02:56 PM

They used to do woodworking shows and stand alone events here prior to Covid. I’d always buy at the shows as you would then get the tools with no delivery costs. Might have to wait for sanity to return.

-- Darrel

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#2 posted 11-27-2020 05:34 PM

I have a few L.N. but bought them a few years ago at a tool show in Vancouver, back when our $ was still a $ :)
My Wood guy in Edmonton used to have some L.N. stock, I bought a #212 just because of how nice it looked!
I might stop by there today, making a run to Lee Valley:) What, which planes are you interested in?
Have to agree, nothing like actually feeling how the tool works to make up your mind.
My personal preference now is for old Stanley or Millers Falls with the PMV-11 irons, something about a 100 + year old tool working better than when it was new!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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