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Forum topic by David posted 04-29-2012 12:19 AM 1215 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2012 12:19 AM

While out picking again I picked up a very nice Miller Falls No9. Its a type 2 and i believe it to be pre-WWII. Sadly though it seams to have never been used. The blade is still very sharp,l good size, and doesn’t look to be sharpened with anything but from the factory and is the original blade. IDK either way, its a very nice plane and will serve me well.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 12:31 AM

You can’t just brag about your latest tool and not post pictures!

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 04:10 PM

I found one of these myself a few weeks back and quickly scored it for $10.00. Virtually new condition. I have a bunch of planes around this size already so I gave it to a friend of mine who I knew would appreciate it and tune it up to use daily. It is a really nice tool. There are some great deals on these because so many of the pickers just walk by anything that doesn’t say ‘Stanley’ on it, but the pre-WW2 stuff like this is just as good, just not as ‘collectible’... As a matter of fact, at the flea market I scored this one at, some guy darn near trampled me shoving past to get to a 70’s/80’s era junk Stanley #5-1/4 that was seriously messed up, hollering to his wife “it’s a Stanley!” and giving the guy $25.00 for it in pretty much parts condition at best, while not even looking twice at the MF plane I grabbed beside it for $10.00…

They are a great opportunity for someone trying to assemble some quality workers at a great deal!

Here is a small study on identifying your MF plane I found while looking for info…

Here is a pic of my score…

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 06:29 PM

Couldn’t agree more on MF being excellent users. I have a #9 I use as a smoother and a 140 I use as a jack plane. Virtually no backlash in the depth adjusters.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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