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Old 01-14-2010, 12:56 AM
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Default Millers falls hand planes

Can anyone offer any insight on the millers falls hand planes? I found a couple for sale that are in very good condition for being made in 1928. I would like to know if they are quality planes and what kind of experience you have had with them.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:28 AM
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Can anyone offer any insight on the millers falls hand planes? I found a couple for sale that are in very good condition for being made in 1928. I would like to know if they are quality planes and what kind of experience you have had with them.
I don't think Millers Falls introduced their line of bench planes until 1929 (but what's a year among friends?). In any case, virtually all Millers Falls hand tools from that era and several decades following were superb performers, meant for professionals, and certainly the equal of anything being produced by Stanley during the same era. You'll find some minor design differences between the MF bench planes and the analogous Stanley planes . . . . the lever cap is a little different, etc. . . . but performancewise you should be very happy with them. You might find this site helpful: A Millers Falls Home Page
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:27 PM
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Thanks for the information..

I actually went to that website you provided before I posted my question and I thought to myself to that the plan must of been made in 1929 but I swear it said 1928..

I don't have all the details on the plane yet, I should have wrote them down. I do know it is a smoother and they want $45 bucks for it. I'm just really hard pressed to buy something that is so cheap! With the planes in todays age being so much more expensive. If it really is a good plane then I would expect it to be much higher in price.

But then again, I don't purchase old hand tools. So is that just the nature of the beast when purchasing old hand planes as far as the price goes?
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