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Gregory

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04-19-2021 08:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: will you guys and girls let me know if this is a good first block plane or should i go with a stanley 912

My first block plane?

-- Gregory H. -Fingers are pockets too.


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adot45

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#1 posted 04-19-2021 11:47 AM

maybe 5607? I’d say that’s a pretty good one. Congrats.

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Gregory

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#2 posted 04-19-2021 12:35 PM

I havent bought it yet. I was waiting to get some feed back. And yes 5607. No cracks in very good shape

-- Gregory H. -Fingers are pockets too.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 04-19-2021 01:58 PM

Does is look like this one?

Had it for almost ten years, love it, one of my best and most used blocks. Sargents are good tools.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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Gregory

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#4 posted 04-19-2021 09:50 PM

Yes it does. So 60$ is a good deal?

-- Gregory H. -Fingers are pockets too.

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#5 posted 04-19-2021 09:52 PM

I dont know enough to know wether to get the sargent or the stanley 9 1/2.

-- Gregory H. -Fingers are pockets too.

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#6 posted 04-19-2021 10:07 PM

Personally I’d buy the sargent, but if not, try one of these, https://www.timetestedtools.net/product-category/tools/hand-planes/block-planes/

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 04-19-2021 10:36 PM

I have a craftsman made I believe by Sargent. The knuckle cap feels good but doesn’t work as well as a Stanley. Maybe it’s a peculiarity of mine but the cap screw doesn’t seat in the end of the cap slot securely and so fiddling with the plane is a fussy affair. It’s not a low angle either. I paid about $5 for it on ebay. I also don’t like the way my pinkie slips under the cap when I’m using it.

I also have the Stanley knuckle cap but without the adjustable mouth and also not low angle. I’d go with the 9 1/2.

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Gregory

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#8 posted 04-20-2021 08:28 PM

Well, after placing and then cancelling 2 seperate orders, i finally settled in on a super clean Stanley 91/2. Im pretty stoked and looking forward to it getting here. I took HokieKen up on his offer for a Jack plane so i feel pretty good about things. So far I’ve only made a little utilitarian side table, a french cleat shelf, wich is kinda wonky and i glued up 3 pine boards and used my panel saw to cut/carve out a cylyndrical mallet. Turned out pretty circley. Heh. Thanks again for the input. When i say I’m new i mean new. Like im still waiting for my imbelical chord to fall off. Any suggestions on forums or blogs that might be of use to a fledgling sawdust junkie?

-- Gregory H. -Fingers are pockets too.

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#9 posted 04-20-2021 08:32 PM

And so it begins!

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#10 posted 04-20-2021 08:53 PM

Tons of knowledge on this site. Browse around and see what catches your interest.

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#11 posted 04-22-2021 04:34 AM



Well, after placing and then cancelling 2 seperate orders, i finally settled in on a super clean Stanley 91/2. Im pretty stoked and looking forward to it getting here. I took HokieKen up on his offer for a Jack plane so i feel pretty good about things. So far I ve only made a little utilitarian side table, a french cleat shelf, wich is kinda wonky and i glued up 3 pine boards and used my panel saw to cut/carve out a cylyndrical mallet. Turned out pretty circley. Heh. Thanks again for the input. When i say I m new i mean new. Like im still waiting for my imbelical chord to fall off. Any suggestions on forums or blogs that might be of use to a fledgling sawdust junkie?

- Gregory

Just find a few projects and start building. Nothing beats doing for learning!


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