O.k. Folks: I know the rule of thumb about Harbor Freight tools–stick to buying clamps and the occassional find that’s too good to pass up. BUT (and this might be a big BUT)–I’m interested in hand tools. And on the HF website, there’s a rabbet plane for $15. Since I’ve never used a rabbet plane, and I’d like to one day have a rabbet plane, would it be worth it to spend $15 to see if I’d get in the habit of using it? Can an HF rabbet plane be that bad? Since my impression is that the most important part of a plane is its iron, couldn’t I simply buy a high quality iron and replace the one that comes with the plane?
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