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BARBERA2

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02-09-2016 09:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: skil worm drive wormdrive electric plane planer vintage tablesaw surfboard portable saw

hello. these old tools were my fathers. my friend said they are working fine although oil leaking on worm drive. does anyone have any idea where to sell, i would donate them to a boys and girls club but they seem too advanced for them. pictures attached. also do you know what years they are – I think from 1970s? (see edit below, from 1955). I have seen some for sale on ebay (with planer going for a lot more than wormdrive, but I would rather do something as far as selling or donating that is easier.)

*UPDATE: I spoke with SKIL and they said made in 1955.

electric plane model 190 – serial – a-730428
portable saw – model 77 – serial a- 415-316

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 10:12 PM

People collect those tools, so if you poked around on eBay I’m sure you’ll find comparables. Those tools are way too old and too dangerous to give to a boys or girls club. My opinion, anyway. I’d say they were 1960s, maybe a touch earlier. If you have literature with them that’ll help you pinpoint.

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 10:29 PM

The hand planer is the money tool, they can go for over 600.00 on ebay. The people who do surf boards and such look for them and are willing to pay, the reason being you can adjust the front toe while using the plane and the curves are easier to complete. Do some research on ebay. I can’t really tell by your pictures, would need to see the front underneath to know.

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 10:58 PM



The hand planer is the money tool, they can go for over 600.00 on ebay.
- Clarkie

How can they go for $600 on ebay if they usually cost third of that brand new ? ( at least the one pictured)

-- It's nice!

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 11:14 PM

The hand planer is the money tool, they can go for over 600.00 on ebay.
- Clarkie

How can they go for $600 on ebay if they usually cost third of that brand new ? ( at least the one pictured)

- 716

This one went for 365+ 50$ shipping.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 12:21 AM

How can they go for $600 on ebay if they usually cost third of that brand new ? ( at least the one pictured)

They don’t make this one any longer.

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#6 posted 02-10-2016 06:30 AM

Maybe not $600, but $300 give or take seems to be around the going price….

Skil Model 100 – Sold for $300
Skil Model 100 – Sold for $365
Skil Model 100 – Sold for $270 (and ‘has some issues’)
Skil Model 100 – Sold for $323.99
Skil Model 100 – Sold for $280.75
Skil Model 100 – Sold for $590 (Type 4)
Skil Model 100 – Sold for $465 (with case and extras)

None of the above prices including shipping. There were a few around the $200 mark, but all were getting considerably more than the cheap plastic things being sold.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Tennessee

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 01:16 PM

Note that Brad lists only the planer, the Model 100. That tool is great for edging doors, old window frames, etc.
It is also much rarer than the worm drive saw.

The worm drive saws go for much, much less since they made many more of those. I found one at a garage sale for $2, cleaned it up completely and put it on CL and managed to get $60 out of it.

Still, great old tools that had GOBS of torque.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 01:36 PM

“How can they go for $600 on ebay if they usually cost third of that brand new ?”

The same a Ford Model A went for under a thousand dollars when new and now would cost $15,000.

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#9 posted 02-10-2016 01:54 PM

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#10 posted 02-10-2016 03:27 PM

Thank you to everyone here for your generous help and advice.

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#11 posted 03-22-2016 05:56 AM



People collect those tools, so if you poked around on eBay I m sure you ll find comparables. Those tools are way too old and too dangerous to give to a boys or girls club. My opinion, anyway. I d say they were 1960s, maybe a touch earlier. If you have literature with them that ll help you pinpoint.

- dhazelton


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#12 posted 03-22-2016 05:57 AM

Still have that 190? I’m interested.

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#13 posted 03-22-2016 05:58 AM

Let me know if you have the Skil 190 for sale still. This site is hard for me to navigate for some reason? I have trouble trying to contact you.
Swerve.dc@gmail.com

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