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  • #487961

    If it exists in Veritas brand, I love it

    Have had good experience with Mac Tools too

    Old pre-WWII Record and Stanley/Bailey are gold

    #488011
    yellaD
    Pro

    If it exists in Veritas brand, I love it

    Have had good experience with Mac Tools too

    Old pre-WWII Record and Stanley/Bailey are gold

    Yeah, figuring out which Record/Bailey’s insignia is pre-WWII is a game in itself! 🙂

    #488384
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    If it exists in Veritas brand, I love it

    Have had good experience with Mac Tools too

    Old pre-WWII Record and Stanley/Bailey are gold

    Yeah, figuring out which Record/Bailey’s insignia is pre-WWII is a game in itself! :)

    I was just going to ask you guys what is the difference? I have a records block plane and i find it super easy to adjust and use. I like it but not as much as the one i made haha.

    #488404

    If it exists in Veritas brand, I love it

    Have had good experience with Mac Tools too

    Old pre-WWII Record and Stanley/Bailey are gold

    Yeah, figuring out which Record/Bailey’s insignia is pre-WWII is a game in itself! :)

    I was just going to ask you guys what is the difference? I have a records block plane and i find it super easy to adjust and use. I like it but not as much as the one i made haha.

    They dropped the materials a bit for the war effort and never brought it back up. Plust they started “lesser” homeowner lines like the defiance and the handyman, making it harder to figure out which are the good ones. If it survived since pre-WWIi, it is almost certainly not garbage

    #488405
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Old bench plane identification, I have put this link up before, but for those who missed it:

    http://hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/

    Go down to the “Plane Dating Flowchart” and follow that through. It is about as accurate as it gets.

    In general, a quick tell is to take off the blade and breaker and look at the frog. The more contact surface area between the frog and blade the older. The oldest ones have frogs with no material taken away. Just a flat surface. As they get newer, the divots get bigger and bigger. Less contact area, but easier to machine the contact area in manufacturing. Naturally, more contact area is better as it offers more stability.

    Newer, high end planes (Lie Nelson and the like) will also have a flat face on the frog. Stanley Handyman (generally considered inferior) will just have a perimeter of raised material on the frog.

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    #488475
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Saws: I just found this article. It has a lot of information that I have found before, but it is presented well. If you are interested in older hand saws and sharpening them, this is a good bit of information.

    http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib2/hagemyerM/geometryTerms/geometryTerms-01.asp

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #488504
    jstare
    Pro
    Langley, BC

    After going to a lie Nielson show this weekend o have a new favorite hand tool brand

    What are saving for? Their planes are amazing and comparable to the Veritas line of planes.

    While I do have one Lie Nielsen block plane that I really like, if I was someone who used hand planes all the time I would much rather spend the money on something from Veritas/Lee Valley.

    Lie Nielsen is very nice but their designs are based mostly on old Stanley designs for the most part. It is good to see Lee Valley coming up with their own upgrades to these old tools and all the custom options they have on their new tools makes them tailored exactly how they will fit the user best.

    #488505
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Saws: I just found this article. It has a lot of information that I have found before, but it is presented well. If you are interested in older hand saws and sharpening them, this is a good bit of information.

    http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib2/hagemyerM/geometryTerms/geometryTerms-01.asp

    ThanX for the link @jimdaddyo,
    In the Menu on the left of that page is “Making and Using Tools”, Some great stuff in there.
    http://www.wkfinetools.com/tMaking/makingTools-index.asp

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    #488524

    I use a bunch of different ones, but some of my favorites include:
    Veritas (most all of them I have been able to afford / willing to pay for)
    older Snap-On ratcheting screwdriver (the black handled one)
    Stanley sweetheart chisels
    Klein linesman and straight blade screwdriver
    Channel Lock pliers
    older Vise Grip
    incra .5mm marking guides

    Will

    #488858
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Saws: I just found this article. It has a lot of information that I have found before, but it is presented well. If you are interested in older hand saws and sharpening them, this is a good bit of information.

    http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib2/hagemyerM/geometryTerms/geometryTerms-01.asp

    ThanX for the link @jimdaddyo,
    In the Menu on the left of that page is “Making and Using Tools”, Some great stuff in there.
    http://www.wkfinetools.com/tMaking/makingTools-index.asp

    Thanks for those links @JimDaddyO and @58Chev Really good information there.

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    #488864
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    older Snap-On ratcheting screwdriver (the black handled one)

    The older Snap-on black handled stuff was getting ridiculous in price on eBay. Snap-on has reintroduced the black (and red handles as well) so the prices have come way down. You can also buy just the black replacement handles

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #488866
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Channel Lock pliers
    older Vise Grip

    I’ve had my Channellocks for over 30 years and love them. I would hate to have to replace them.

    Older Vise Grips, there is nothing like them today, even the re-pop ones that Irwin makes. They just seem so cheaply made.
    I scour lawn sales for them all the time.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
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    #488884
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Older Vise Grips, there is nothing like them today, even the re-pop ones that Irwin makes. They just seem so cheaply made.
    I scour lawn sales for them all the time.

    Harry J Epstein has uncovered an NOS stash of old made in the USA vice grips if anybody needs any.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #488889
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Some of my favs are Marshalltown, W. Rose (Kraft tools), Klein, Stabila and Estwing. I’m sure I’m leaving a few out that just arn’t coming to mind atm.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #488935
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Older Vise Grips, there is nothing like them today, even the re-pop ones that Irwin makes. They just seem so cheaply made.
    I scour lawn sales for them all the time.

    Harry J Epstein has uncovered an NOS stash of old made in the USA vice grips if anybody needs any.



    @theamcguy
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    ThanX Bill,
    I just spent 1/2 hour browsing around that site. Never once has it come up on any internet search. New one for me to and to my favourites list.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #488939
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    Channel Lock pliers
    older Vise Grip

    I’ve had my Channellocks for over 30 years and love them. I would hate to have to replace them.

    Older Vise Grips, there is nothing like them today, even the re-pop ones that Irwin makes. They just seem so cheaply made.
    I scour lawn sales for them all the time.

    Instead of visegrips I use lockjaw grips. The size that it opens to is self adjusting. You just adjust the tension

    #489299
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I just spent 1/2 hour browsing around that site. Never once has it come up on any internet search. New one for me to and to my favourites list.

    Oh yeah Harry J Epstein has some really nice stuff and great prices.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #489315
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Harry J Epstein

    i’ve never seen this either, its like a hidden gem. Now does anyone know what their shipping policy is to Canada?

    #490983

    I have different favorites for different tools. Like the reliability of easting hammers, channel lock wrenches, klien electric tools. Its hard to stick with one brand when every company specializes in one thing and then changes the design to make them cheaper to produce.

    #491101
    Clev08
    Pro

    I would like to get into the veritas woodworking tools but I don’t have the time to use them or the money to buy them right now

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