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Old 10-18-2009, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: Low budget performance

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Originally Posted by RONWEN View Post
The more that I learn about the craft the more that I realize that is absolutely very true. It almost seems to be inversely proportionate here.
Ai yi yi yi......Consider then a combination of high quality user plus high quality tool and whaddaya get?
In passing I must say that one shouldn't condemn Stanley or any of the others outright-they supplied usable tools to the masses for many years and folk did a ton of work with them. Some planes were better than others, or some were not as bad as others.
I think that after using Stanley and Record planes for most of my life, and recently having re-built/pimped up/ restored close to 80 of them I can say that they can be made to perform certainly better than when they first came out of the box-the question remaining is "Is it worth the bother?"
I would say "Not". But then one may enjoy the process-or have no other option.
End of sermon
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