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Old 02-11-2010, 02:06 AM
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Default Woodriver Not even close

Hi

Had a chance to go to a Woodcraft today, picked up some odds and ends and when I was checking out I saw the WR planes in a glass case under the cash register. Asked to see one. They handed me the #4 Smoother. I was underwhelmed. No way anyone is going to mistake this for a L-N. The mouth seemed especially crude.

Price was 119.99, and the clerk recommended replacing the stock blade with one of their Pinnacle replacement blades, so that adds another $40 to the price. So $160 plus tax

You can get the "real thing" in iron (so we have an apples to apples comparison) for $300. I think that saving and waiting would be worth the price difference.

Then, the clerk casually mentioned that "we're not going to be offering the block plane, that was part of the out of court settlement"

Maybe that item was a little closer in quality/appearance to the LN product.

Jay
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:42 AM
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Default Re: Woodriver Not even close

Good thing Fred expended sooo much energy on this topic.

Im off to buy some Woodriver planes.







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