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Shop Tools #15: Stanley 45 and two boxes of cutters

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 334 days ago 1057 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up two boxes of cutters for a Stanley 45. I have a couple of planes that I had picked up but needed cutters. The guy had 4 planes. One looked pretty early so I decided to buy it as well. Question to the experts. Is this a Type 2?

Box with 21 cutters. I think this is a base set 1910 to 1920 based on number of items?

Sweetheart box with 12 cutters (all present)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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BigRedKnothead

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#1 posted 334 days ago

Nice. Your a pro at this rust huntin’.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LamMontagne

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WayneC

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#2 posted 334 days ago

Thanks Red.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mosquito

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#3 posted 334 days ago

If all parts are original, no, not a type 2. The flat spot on on the fence didn’t show up until type 3.

It is throwing me off a bit, though, as I didn’t think the wooden fence showed up until later (type 5, after nickle
plating). Does it look like it’s user added?

Either way it looks sweet. Sooner or later I’ll end up with an early #45. I’ve got an early #46 and I like that over the later #46

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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WayneC

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#4 posted 334 days ago

Thanks Mos. It might be user added. They may have drilled the holes and added the wooden fence. It is pretty grimy. I’m going to have to clean it up and play with it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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ksSlim

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#5 posted 333 days ago

Nice find!

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WayneC

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#6 posted 333 days ago

Thanks.

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 333 days ago

Very nice find on the complete boxed set of SW’s. Nice 45 too.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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WayneC

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#8 posted 333 days ago

Thanks Don.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 331 days ago

Looks really cool with the brass hardware.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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WayneC

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#10 posted 331 days ago

That lead me to believe it was an early model and buy it. He had two older plated versions that were missing some plate for the same price.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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