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Forum topic by esmthin posted 06-29-2015 04:32 AM 1048 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2015 04:32 AM

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Boy, did I get a good deal off of Craigslist today! The coveted Stanley No.45. It is in great condition and I only paid $100! I’m pretty confident that’s a good deal, right?

Both the original box of cutters and original instructions were included.

I plan on cleaning up some of the small rusted areas and the corrosion. I might post a blog on the restoration and tune-up.

-- Ethan,

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#1 posted 06-29-2015 04:37 AM

now there’s something that warms my heart… a nice score of a #45 being used with a workmate…. brings back memories lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 09:55 AM

Nice score.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 06-29-2015 12:57 PM

For a plane complete with cutters in that good of shape that’s a good deal. Cutters are marked sweethearts, is there a sweetheart on the body or fence?

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 01:05 PM

Paint me green very jealous—- Allow me to be the first—- YOU Suck!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#5 posted 06-29-2015 02:19 PM

Good deal!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#6 posted 06-29-2015 02:21 PM

I think you got a good deal, but not a ridiculous steal (unless it’s a really early model). I got one in comparable shape to that from Ebay a year ago for $75 (plus shipping). In the time I was looking I saw several go for $100 ish, and some go for a bit more. Then there were the buy-it-nows for way more money, but I never saw them sell…

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#7 posted 06-29-2015 04:58 PM

I think you got a steal, there may be a few sold for less…but not normally. You did well!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#8 posted 06-29-2015 06:15 PM

I do not have one so I do not know if you have everything, but I think you did a good job.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 06-29-2015 07:12 PM

Cool – - I have one of those in my drawer… I didn’t know it was that valuable.

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#10 posted 06-29-2015 07:19 PM

Good deal for one with all the cutters. Glad to see it being put back to use.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 06-30-2015 02:14 AM

Cutters are marked sweethearts, is there a sweetheart on the body or fence?

- Tim

No Sweetheart on the body, just a standard Stanley logo.

-- Ethan,

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#12 posted 06-30-2015 12:38 PM

I thought it looked like a newer one, but still. It’s in great shape, have fun with it.

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