- 2 March 2017 at 1:52 pm #309729steelParticipant
today arrived my wonderful Marples M5 Jack plane from Ebay. Unfortunately it has a shallow crack in its casting.
Is this plane any good or should i return it?
Thanks for your help,
You must be logged in to access attached files.2 March 2017 at 3:04 pm #309735tenjinParticipant
I’d send that back, the crack is on two sides so possibly deep.2 March 2017 at 3:21 pm #309736David PerrottParticipant
Nothing good can come of it. Yep, send it back2 March 2017 at 3:49 pm #309737Derek LongParticipant
It’s through the mouth of the plane. Send it back.
Denver, Colorado2 March 2017 at 5:00 pm #309739David BParticipant
That kind of crack resulted in my throwing away a 4 1/2…and it really pissed me off to do so but I didn’t see how I could possibly be confident enough in the performance of the tool with a gaping crack right at the mouth. Agree with the others here, no matter how much you paid for it.2 March 2017 at 10:04 pm #309742steelParticipant
Thank you all for your input. Its really a shame, but it seems as this crack was caused by delivering service. It feels really well made and i would have loved to try this plane on real wood. Compared to my record no5 this plane is so well machined and feels just great. I am really sad to send it back, but so it will be…3 March 2017 at 1:13 am #309747Larry GeibParticipant
It can be fixed, but even if you do, the plane would have little value.
Send it back.4 March 2017 at 2:17 pm #309781Dave RingParticipant
Definitely send it back. Even if it wasn’t cracked when the seller shipped it, he’s the one who packed it and chose the shipper. It should be his problem, not yours.
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