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Juergen Hannappel
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Default What are the reasons so few modern planes measure up to the oldone?



These purchase got me to wondering: Just what are the reasons these old
mass-produced planes are better than many of the new mass-produced

Well, none of my new planes (4) is worse than any of my old planes
(10), and the old ones somethimes needed (or still need) work to get a
mouth that is not a gaping 1/4" or even 1/2"...

But then, the new ones are very nicely made chinese (or taiwanese
style) planes and a japanese block plane, the old ones european style
wooden ones with lots of wear.
Dr. Juergen Hannappel
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