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10/05/2021 10:22 pm  

@russ I dare not look, too many web sites trying to part me with money at the moment!!

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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10/05/2021 10:24 pm  

I know @tej. I could spend a fortune.....if I had one. 😂🤣 

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11/05/2021 11:17 am  

@russ

No personal experience, but having watched this I won't be buying one.


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11/05/2021 12:35 pm  

@jonhodgson.

Cheers Jonathan. I'll keep looking around. 

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11/05/2021 1:34 pm  

No personal experience, but having watched this I won't be buying one.

@jonhodgson

Hi Jonathan, I notice in the video that the guy said that the Rider and Quangsheng were both midrange prices but when I checked the Quangsheng are double the price of the Rider planes. You'd expect the Quangsheng to be much better for the difference in price. I'll try and check out some other reviews. Thanks for the heads up though. 

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11/05/2021 2:03 pm  

@russ, I suspect that for the money you may not find better new planes than the River, to lower the cost they have to make savings somewhere, and it seems one area is in the flattening of the plane.
So you probably either have to spend more or buy used.

Or just remortgage your house and buy a Holtey, you'll never need to sharpen it because you'll be too scared to use it, but you'll probably be too busy admiring it to care.


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11/05/2021 2:16 pm  

@russ, I noticed the relative price thing too. He said the Rider No 4 was about 100 quid, it's now 75. I think Axminster may have dropped their prices because they couldn't compete on quality.
Personally, I'd either for out the extra for a Qiangsheng which will be better out of the box, or buy vintage which might need a similar amount of work to the Rider to get it up to scratch, but will cost less and probably be a better plane at the end of it.
But of course, it all depends on what you're doing and/or how much you care. If all you're going to do is trim the tops off truss rod fillet, you can probably get away with anything that isn't totally blunt, if you want to plane the radius on a fretboard, you'll want something that's accurate, sharp, and well set up.


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11/05/2021 2:44 pm  

@jonhodgson.

Cheers Jonathan. Sound advice. 

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