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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:06 pm 
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Are they worth the investment?

I don't have the money to invest in hand planes at the moment and I have an opportunity to by a Bosch for $60.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:37 pm 
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I have one and use it seldome, but when i need it it is handy.
A good hand plane will do 90% of the work
The eletric is faster and easer bit the hand makes a better finish.

I have picked up some good Stanley planes for very little at resale shops, flea markets, garage sales, ... $25 and less
#5 in good shape #3 in fair shape, block plane, older Crafstman jointer and smothing the Chrafstman appear to be re-badged Stanley's
I use a little rabbit plain the most
I had been using a cheap Chineese plane that took some time to recondition

You might look on e-bay

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:27 am 
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I suppose the best answer is that the power planer makes mistakes (by the operator) more severe than the hand plane. Little bit of tilt takes a lot of time to resquare the edge, and I, personally, have never figured out how to use one effectively for flattening. I have four antiques and a half-dozen purposed modern planes, which is probably a good indicator of my inclinations, but the power takes paint off pretty well.


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I had one once (not a Bosch) quite a few years ago. Threw it in the trash after trying to use it a couple times.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:32 am 
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Thank you all for your response. I won't be getting one and will be looking for a good hand plane instead.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:51 am 
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Where is a good place to pick up a good jointer planer? I don't have access to go to flee markets. are there any stores that have a good price on a new one? What do I look for in buying a used one?

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^^ Dewalt makes a good 3 knife thickness planer you can get at Lowes. $400 and up, depending on whether you want a 2 speed gear box or not. A combo jointer/planer is sold by Grizzly among others but will run around $1200. That said, I've never found that I needed a jointer. There's other ways to joint edges that do a lot less damage to your bank account. :shock:

Your taking a real chance on a used machine. I wouldn't do it.

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A hand held electric planer is great for material removal. I would never use it to make something flat.
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Hey Jon, I sent you a PM

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You need "Arms like a bull" if your
Going to hand plan wood.

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Zulu wrote:
A hand held electric planer is great for material removal. I would never use it to make something flat.
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Hey Zulu, what do you know about
Flat stuff. Your stuff has more curves then a :D nice


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:57 am 
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little bear wrote:
Zulu wrote:
A hand held electric planer is great for material removal. I would never use it to make something flat.
Zulu

Hey Zulu, what do you know about
Flat stuff. Your stuff has more curves then a :D nice




I don't even own a hand planer. :-?
Everyone here uses them. I don't even know how.
If I can't plug it in, I don't know what to do.
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Zulu wrote:
little bear wrote:
Zulu wrote:
A hand held electric planer is great for material removal. I would never use it to make something flat.
Zulu

Hey Zulu, what do you know about
Flat stuff. Your stuff has more curves then a :D nice




I don't even own a hand planer. :-?
Everyone here uses them. I don't even know how.
If I can't plug it in, I don't know what to do.
Zulu


Maybe it's just me, but a "planer" is a powered tool either hand held or bench top, as distinct from a hand "plane" which is a people powered tool. In your case tho, since you do a lot of iron work, you could use those skills to beat the wood into submission. :wink: :lol:

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There are very few woodworking problems that can't be solved by using a bigger hammer. :D
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"To a man with only a hammer, all the world is a nail."

The above has been applied to everything from medical practice to the use of military force.

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Gene wrote:
... In your case tho, since you do a lot of iron work, you could use those skills to beat the wood into submission. :wink: :lol:


I'd love to see Zulu's woodworking forge.

All seriousness aside, with respect to the subject line, If one has a jointer (powered), a good accurate table saw (powered) and a thickness !planer! (powered) you don't really need a hand plane. Of course, a sizeable drum sander would add a lot to the equation.

Nothing money can't solve.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:14 am 
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DennisS wrote:
Gene wrote:
... In your case tho, since you do a lot of iron work, you could use those skills to beat the wood into submission. :wink: :lol:


I'd love to see Zulu's woodworking forge.

All seriousness aside, with respect to the subject line, If one has a jointer (powered), a good accurate table saw (powered) and a thickness !planer! (powered) you don't really need a hand plane. Of course, a sizeable drum sander would add a lot to the equation.

Nothing money can't solve.



:D :D :D :D :D
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This is the best I can do for a drum sander.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:17 am 
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Zulu;

Are you sure this isn't an advert for Delta? (grin)

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DennisS wrote:
Zulu;

Are you sure this isn't an advert for Delta? (grin)




Delta is my favorite! :D
Almost everything else is Porter Cable or Dewalt with a few Milwaukee's thrown in. :-?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Is that the last of the C arm Delta scrollsaws? I have one without the black on switching and arm badging which is, I believe older. It'll have another kid starting on it this summer. She's eight, and that's about right.


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