Ridiculous Tool Gloat

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Blog entry by Deycart posted 395 days ago 1472 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last month I was chatting with a guy who ran a used tool shop near me and the conversation drifted to talking about planes. He lamented the fact that he had trouble selling the planes he purchased and I gave him a quick lesson on how to figure the value of an average plane and separate the good ones from the junk. In exchange for my lesson he told me about a guy who was selling his collection of tools up the street. This is what I came home with for about 280.

Stanley No 2, No 5 SW, No 23, 602 SW, J90 USA, Type 3 9 1/2, X42 sawset, Plow plane blades unmarked, an Ohio gutter plane, D8 thumbie and a second handle, new dremel 6000 contour sander, and two 3 1/2 ” saw files.

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#1 posted 395 days ago

That would have been a great buy for just the 602. Score!

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#2 posted 395 days ago

Yeah, I tried not to run around gleefully. I had to remain calm as I made my way to the car with a box.

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#3 posted 394 days ago

I have heard of #2 planes going for $500-$1000 depending on type and condition, couldn’t even imagine what the 602 would be worth. Nice score!

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#4 posted 394 days ago

Wow, did you luck out! Nice score. If you’re interested, I would be willing to take those plough plane blades off your hands for you. Shoot me a PM if you would like.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#5 posted 393 days ago

Great fine, congrats

-- Norman

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#6 posted 393 days ago

Oh, Jeez! The J90 is sweeet!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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