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    What kind of plane is this?

    Can anyone tell me what kind of plane this is (the one on the far right)? I saw it on Craigslist. The plane body reminds me of a scrub plane that I have, but the iron arrangement reminds me of something from a spokeshave. Never saw anything like it on a plane, though.

    Is this just something somebody cobbled together from stray parts?

    Thanks in advance for any information.





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    It resembles a Harbor Freight #33. Here's a link - see what you think.
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    Looks like a bitch to adjust that blade.
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    Harbor Freight Windsor Style No. 33. Stanley also had one ( plastic handled, though) called an SB4....

    The No. 33 is a lot better than the SB4. Thicker iron, that can be reground into a 3" radius...and used as a #3 sized scrub plane.....

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    Looks like a solution desperately seeking a problem to me.
    Sharp solves all manner of problems.

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    My son in law buys from Harbor Freight. He is satisfied with them. I prefer Lowes or Home Depot.

    I would probably buy a name band on line.

    My planes are antique Stanley Bedrocks with Hock irons and breakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luter View Post
    Looks like a solution desperately seeking a problem to me.
    Thanks.... You ALMOST made me expel coffee from my nose. LOL

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    It's an old design, simpler to make than an adjustable "frog" as in traditional Stanley cast iron planes.

    It is no longer associated with desirable tools.

    http://www.anant-tools.com/iron_bodi...ch_planes.html

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    I bought one of those Windsor 33 planes from Harbor Freight a number of years back.
    I take it on any job I'm working on away from my shop. It's like a cross between a block plane and a Stanley no. 3.

    I plane plywood and MDF with it, I don't mind if I hit a nail, the blade is simple to adjust and keeps the same position if I remove the blade to hone it and than re-install it. For $10 I'm more than happy with it.

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    Thank you for all the replies, fellas. I appreciate all your help. I never knew HFT ever sold planes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick Skelly View Post
    It resembles a Harbor Freight #33. Here's a link - see what you think.
    Received one as a gift, believe it came from Rockler. Marked #33, Made in India. I used it yesterday for some stuff I didn't want to use my Stanleys on. Believe it or not, after I played with it and got it sharp, it does a pretty good job; Obviously, it has found a purpose in life or it would have gone out with the trash.
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