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plane brand recommendation

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Dr Rod, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Dr Rod

    Dr Rod

    Aug 19, 2005
    Hi Everyone

    I need a recommendation for a plane brand that is a good value for the money. I need to buy a smaller plane of 2 or 3 inches in length with a straight sole.

    I am aware of the Rolls-Royce brands, but since I won't use the plane very often I would like to see if there is a middle ground without breaking the bank.

    An adjustable mouth would be nice, or a similar mechanism like the one found on larger Stanley planes where there is an adjustable metal shim on top of the blade that achieves the same thing as the adjustable mouth.


  2. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
  3. Dr Rod

    Dr Rod

    Aug 19, 2005
    Thanks for the info!
  4. PaulCannon


    Jan 24, 2002
    Frankfurt, Germany
    NS Design Endorsing Artist
  5. powerbass


    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
  6. Dr Rod

    Dr Rod

    Aug 19, 2005
    cool !
  7. bigolbassguy


    Feb 13, 2010
    Billings, MT
  8. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Hey, Chinese-made Plane Shaped Objects for working on your Bass Shaped Object! And they are almost the same price as the real thing - not for me, thanks... :(
  9. ctregan


    Jun 25, 2007
    Syracuse N.Y.
    You could always take your chance(s) on ebay. If you are diligent, something good may pop up.
    Just be careful when you bid.

    ATA small plane | eBay

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