I’m a rookie and have been checking on ebay for used Stanley planes. So far I’ve been outbid on all of them. I was looking to pick up a #4 or #5 just to kind of play around with and learn about sharpening.
In the Woodworker’s Supply catalog I just received, they are selling new ‘Anant’ hand planes for less than I’ve been bidding on the used Stanleys. The add in the catalog reads “We have found that once Anant planes are tuned, they can easily exceed your expectations…” Are these a good idea or something to avoid? I planned on having to tune the used Stanleys anyway, so I thought it may be better to get one with a new handle, knob, finish, etc.
Thanks in advance.