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Thread: Best 5 to have? PLANES-cordless

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    Best 5 to have? PLANES-cordless

    seeing as how derek, has dropped in and gave some great info lately, i have a question for him and others on there opinion of what are the main 5 planes to have for users... not collecting thats a whole nuther story also if any one has a good spare side plate for a old stanley 140 i need one have the screws no plate. dont want remake..

    we got a new guy testing the field so lets give him some ideas,,, here yu go Steve Southwood
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    Lets see a Dewalt 735 is a nice place to start. Than maybe a Griz 20" could be added to the mix. And I wouldn't mind having a PM 54HH 6"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Lets see a Dewalt 744 is a nice place to start. Than maybe a Griz 20" could be added to the mix. And I wouldn't mind having a PM 54HH 6"
    That didn't take long...

    To Larry's question, I'm waiting too. I have a good start on a collection thanks to my grandpa, but know I might need a few others...
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    Larry thanks for starting this.

    Chuck, I think he had "cordless" in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Larry thanks for starting this.

    Chuck, I think he had "cordless" in mind

    No no Steve i think had powerless in mind.

    I am still at the learning stage so i wont even try to suggest solutions.
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    he just cant read well and exspecailly not between the lines
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    It's a very personal choice Larry...no right or wrong really. My skills and knowledge are still pretty sparse, but I tend to use a block plane the most. From there I grab my 4-1/2, 5-1/2, & 7 pretty regularly depending on what I'm doing. I also use a 3, 4 & 6 occasionally....prolly just to justify having them! If I had to lose one, I'd put up less stink about the 6 and the 4 than the others because the 5-1/2 or 7 can do most of what the 6 does, and the 3 can do most of what the 4 does.
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    Only FIVE?!?!? You've seen mine, and I use them all - some a lot more frequently than others...

    If I could only have five, though, they'd be:

    1. a low angle block plane
    2. a 4 or 4 smoother
    3. a 7 or 8 jointer
    4. a tenon plane like the LV medium one
    5. a low angle smoother - like the LV, or the LN 62.

    Of course, there are a lot more - like the Stanley 98/99 pair, a 95, a 79, a 71 and a 271, perhaps a 10 and a 140, and don't forget the scrapers like the 80, 81, 85, 112, and 212.

    YMMV...
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    I would say that Jim has them in the right order of priority also.

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