I was on a limited on money when I first started buying tools as well..but if you going to mess around with a cheap hand plane to make it decent. Just buy an old stanley they are all over the place I pick mine up from garage sales/antique stores I paid 20 for my no 5 and restored it. You will learn so much when restoring the plane and have something way better then the cheap home Depot ones. I will try to post pictures later if I can.
Reply To: Home Depot hand planessgerrish22015-06-08T15:36:51-04:00