From an economic standpoint, I have old Stanley and Bailey planes...so I figured, it would be more cost effective to buy a well tempered modern steel...The standard tool steel options seem like great value, where as the more super steel oriented plane blades, not so much.
What do ya'll think? My vintage blades are all well used and need to be completely trued up and sharpened. Of course I can do it, and have stones, but would it not make more sense to buy better blades that are more or less plug and play.
I really want to enjoy the vintage blades...but it seems like a modern blade is just that much better.
Do any of you folks actually use antique blades? Will an antique blade, be sufficient to shave glorious curls of hardwoods? Surely they can, but wouldn't the modern tempered blade retain the ability longer and just be worth the initial expense?
I don't think I want to buy new planes, rather, I'm thinking it would be an incredibly value to simply purchase new blades/irons for all you old timers