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    steel
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    Dear community,

    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,

    Stefan

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    #309735
    tenjin
    Participant

    I’d send that back, the crack is on two sides so possibly deep.

    #309736
    David Perrott
    Participant

    Nothing good can come of it. Yep, send it back

    #309737
    Derek Long
    Participant

    It’s through the mouth of the plane. Send it back.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #309739
    David B
    Participant

    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.

    #309742
    steel
    Participant

    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…

    #309747
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    It can be fixed, but even if you do, the plane would have little value.

    Send it back.

    #309781
    Dave Ring
    Participant

    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.

    Dave

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