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Offline ChrisK1970

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4Most handplanes
« on: January 18, 2017, 06:37 AM »
Has anybody ever heard of 4Most handplanes? I happened upon an old one, about the size of a No.5 Bailey jack plane. Corrugated bottom, old design and google search brings up nothing. I'm trying to find some background on the company and specifications for the tool for a restore. Thanks, Chris
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: 4Most handplanes
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 07:24 AM »
Found this on ebay

" Only the iron is marked 4 MOST which I think was a hardware store dealer in NYC.  Sargent made?"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/unusual-4-MOST-DOUBLE-END-BLOCK-PLANE-NYC-hardware-sargent-made-jcboxlot-/311708090525

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: 4Most handplanes
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 08:36 AM »
Thanks sir! I am getting bup-kiss  with this one! Can't find any information. I fogured it was a knock off homeowners plane but it's solid and was under $35 for decent sized plane so....
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: 4Most handplanes
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Thanks sir! I am getting bup-kiss  with this one! Can't find any information. I fogured it was a knock off homeowners plane but it's solid and was under $35 for decent sized plane so....
. I think the rebranding was common among planes.... If Winchester could temporarily get into the hand tool business after WW 1 to try and recover money lost on arms contracts that were canceled with WW1 ending, so it goes for other firms dealing with Sargent or Bailey/Stanley... [embarassed]
Good reading on Google at times.  I inherited a 1920s Winchester Jack Plane, so I had to read up on it... [big grin]
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