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I am considering purchasing this plane:
Can anyone give me any info on it? Seller doesn’t know anything about it. How much should I pay? Shipping is close to $15, so how much should I expect to pay above and beyond that? Thanks for the help

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 06:11 PM

are there any markings on it and if shipping is $15 i wouldnt pay more than $20 for any planes

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 06:12 PM

If I was you I would not pay too much, broken handle, front knob looks damage too and the rest neads lots of work.
Go as low as you can.

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 06:14 PM

Hey Keith
I’m not a plane expert but I don’t see anything special about this plane. It looks like it’s in rough condition with a broken tote and bent blade adjuster plus pitting. I wouldn’t spend the $15 shipping on it. Have you looked on E bay many times there are good buys there. But again I’m no expert even though I have 30 or more planes.

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 06:15 PM

Well Andy is more generous than me; I was going to say another $15??

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 06:19 PM

Go to local estate sales, swap meets, flea markets, etc… you can get ready to use planes for under $20 bucks.

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 06:21 PM

Stuff like this is pure crap. It has no value as a collectible as there are many better examples and is obviously past it’s “best before” date.
Woodies have to start spending both their time and money more wisely.

Check these out if you are on a budget:

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#7 posted 01-27-2010 06:36 PM

Whoa, that thing needs to be put out of its’ misery…...........

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 07:01 PM


Can you provide us with more pictures or the link for the item, perhaps I could help you find out more about it, I will say that it all depends what are you going to end up doing with it. If it is an old Stanley/Bailey could be worth it, I did got one similar for $7 plus $9 shipping and was I will say in worst condition than the one you are looking to buy check it out, the Tote was broken not only in 2 but in 3 pieces. with some work on it it turned to be a great plane

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 07:27 PM

Bought this one as part of a box of tools for $10 at auction. Haven’t worked on it yet.

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#10 posted 01-27-2010 11:24 PM

I’m a plane type of guy and if I were you I’d pass on this one. When I started out I bought a few planes in the shape of this one is in and found out it’s a good idea to buy them in MUCH BETTER SHAPE specially if you can’t hold it in you hand and look at this one PASS IT UP and save up for a better one.

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#11 posted 01-27-2010 11:29 PM

Keith – it doesn’t look like anything worth more than $5, and at $15 for shipping – it’s overpriced. I wouldn’t spend more than $10 on this total – if I REALLY wanted to. you can get better condition planes at lower prices at local estate sales and flea markets.

I’d pass on this one, unless he’s willing to pay YOU to take it – honestly.

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#12 posted 01-27-2010 11:45 PM

I’m all for passing on that one too. If you having a hard time finding bench planes, widen your search to include Sargent (their number 9 is equivalent to a Bailey #4) planes as well. 20 or 30 bucks plus shipping you should be able to pick up a good user. Then toss the iron, and get a Hock replacement and maybe even their chipbreaker. Craftsman Studio has better deals than the Hock site, and free delivery.

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#13 posted 01-28-2010 12:00 AM

pass…. its a mess and beyond that i can see from here that the frog is crap too. its just stamped steel. pass on that.

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#14 posted 01-28-2010 12:02 AM

Keith i think you have the answer buddy if it looks shit it is shit

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#15 posted 01-28-2010 12:18 AM

Thing is junk. Looks like there is no blade anyway.

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