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Thread: Taiwanese Style Planes

  1. #1
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia

    Taiwanese Style Planes

    Lee Valley offers a few "Taiwanese Style Planes" in addition to their regular Veritas ones--and they're a *lot* cheaper. Are they any good?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    I don't know but they look alright to me.

    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am sure they work good but that aweful green color.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Cynthia, I don't have any experience with these particular planes. (In fact I'd never heard of Taiwanese-Style planes before...just the Japanese ones that look the same to me.) It's my understanding that this style of plane can produce the same results as the traditional iron and steel planes, but it's tuned and operated differently. Some folks like using one style more than the other, some use both. My unexperienced hunch is that the wood body planes can be a bit more finicky to get set up properly than traditional metal ones, but I could be completely off base with that. Hopefully someone who has used both types will chime in.
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