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Project by schloemoe posted 1560 days ago 2669 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

CLEANING OUT MY STORAGE AND FOUND THIS IT WAS MADE BY MALL TOOL COMPANY FROM CHICAGO ILL. IT’S ELECTRIC AND STILL WORKS IT’S REALLY QUITE HEAVY ALSO. I NEED TO KNOW IF ANYONE OUT THERE CAN TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THIS TOOL WHEN IT WAS MADE. IS IT AN ANTIQUE OR SHOULD I JUST THROW IT AWAY THANKS FOR THE HELP…...............SCHLOEMOE

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1560 days ago

Hey Rick
This looks alot like an old Rockwell planner i have. But I’m sorry I don’t know anything about your brand.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lew

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#2 posted 1560 days ago

Here is a web site that may have some information on the planer:

http://www.owwm.com/home.aspx

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Phil53

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#3 posted 1560 days ago

Yes, it’s worth something. That’s all I know except one more thing. Don’t throw tools away there is always someone out there that will want it.

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ZeroThreeQuarter

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#4 posted 1560 days ago

http://www.remington.com/pages/our-company/company-history.aspx

scroll down to 1956, there’s some info there. Though not about that tool in specific, none the less a little history about the Mall Tool Company.
Personally, I’d be hard pressed to get rid of that, even if it was just kept as a decor piece in a woodshop. IF you decide to toss it, can I lay claims on it? i’d pay shipping for it! (and yes, i’m being serious!)

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

#5 posted 1560 days ago

is that thing electric or numatic.that sure looks like a air hose fitting going into it

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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schloemoe

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#6 posted 1560 days ago

Its electric and it works

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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studie

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#7 posted 1560 days ago

You can almost put a date on a machine by the spring on the cord like yours. I have an old planer like that which the motor slides out of the planer base to use as a router. It was used for doors primarily. The router for morticing hinges and the planer for making the strike (handle) side with a 5 degree bevel as all good doors have. I had mine rebuilt, (bearings) And then I polished it to a beautiful shine! Shoot now it’s too good to use.;))

-- $tudie

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Tinnocker

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#8 posted 1560 days ago

Hi SCHLOEMOE, Since I don’t have any planes electric or manual, If you are going to throw it away, PLEASE, throw it my way!

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 1560 days ago

I remember a Mall 10” skill saw on a construction job in 1961. It was really well built and just a little on the
heavy side. As the one gentleman said the Mall Tool Co. was bought by Remington Arms in 1956 and then
sold off. They also made a nice 2 man chain saw. Replacement brushes and bearings are still available for
your tool. As ZeroThreeQuarter and Tinnocker have said, throw it my way will gladly pay shipping. You could
probably start an auction right here on it. I guess I am getting old if tools I once used in everyday work are
being considered antiques.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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schloemoe

691 posts in 1571 days


#10 posted 1559 days ago

O.K so lets start the bidding do I hear $20.00 ? I was thinking the thing was built in the sixties now maybe the early fifties. That is the original box thats in the picture made from real steel. It weighs 10-15lbs. all by itself.

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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jcees

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#11 posted 1559 days ago

$25.55

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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schloemoe

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#12 posted 1559 days ago

thats probably what it cost new

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Bluepine38

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#13 posted 1558 days ago

$35.55. Let us know if you really want to sell it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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schloemoe

691 posts in 1571 days


#14 posted 1558 days ago

Yes I would consider selling it for the right price Just don’t ask me what that price is I’ll know it when I see it. I could put it back in my to do pile but I know it will never get done.

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Leonard5

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#15 posted 1319 days ago

If your going to throw it away, throw it this way.

-- Leonard H.

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