Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Skill plus...
Response To:
Skill ()

Ron in Sterling, CT
I would agree with skill, but in my mind basic knowledge/awareness comes first. I can't count the number of times during my many rust hunting years that I have found basic planes (#'s 3, 4, & 5) with the blade installed upside down. I just picked up a rusty #3 this weekend (needed for hardware parts) and when I dis-assembled it lo and behold---the blade was installed upside down. The guy who last used this plane is probably one of the many who I hear say "I never could use a plane very well".

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