I've been lurking for quite a while and thinking about buying a Bench Plane. After looking at prices of New, Quality planes, which for the most part are well worth the price, I came across a POS Buck Bros. Jack Plane at home depot.
I figured I was using a 10% coupon, and could take it back if I didn't want to keep it.
After the reading I did on this forum, I was able to tune this plane to work quite well. I honed the Iron, adjusted the Frog etc. I have a small box of some very thin full curly shavings that are very near translucent.
However, it is a real pain in the butt to get everything aligned propery. This plane is probably better suited for a Carpenter than for finer WoodWorking. Since I'm just getting started in woodworking, I think I'll keep this plane around for the learning experience.
Next, I'd like to try Scary Sharpening.