I know this is a loaded question and one that has been much discussed but just wandering if anyone had any thoughts.
I started woodworking a couple of years ago and quickly purchased a couple of cheap (15-25 quid) Stanley planes and although they seem to work ok I think I could do better and I’m getting to the point where I feel i could benefit from upgrading my planes. I currently own a #4 bailey, #4 1/2 bailey stamped GU27, #5 1/2 bailey which is bent and never gets used, all in all a rag tag bunch really. I’m wanting to build a set consisting of numbers 4, 41/2, 5, 51/2 and am considering purchasing better quality vintage planes through eBay etc or splashing the cash on some modern planes, I’m thinking particularly of Veritas custom planes if anyone has any experience with them? As way of a bit of background I have purchased a Veritas router plane and plough plane and found them brilliant. Although I’m not looking to spend money I don’t need to I’m 34 years old and want these planes to last many years and I am wandering if this would make a brand new premium plane the better choice. Any thoughts and advice much appreciated
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