Want to buy a Stanley/Baily jointer plane #7 pre WW2

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Forum topic by Gambrell posted 04-24-2016 01:48 AM 591 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2016 01:48 AM

Does anyone know of anyone that might have a Stanley/Baily jointer plane #7 pre WW2 for sale? I don’t mind doing some fettle work on it. I am wanting one in good shape that I can fettle and tune for daily use. Not looking for a collector’s item or anything, but not wanting junk either. Just a good user.

On ebay all I see is either complete junk or $200+ overpriced collector planes.

Anyone have suggestions on where I should look? I bought my last 2 planes from a user here (Fridge) and they were exactly what I needed. If I can find a good jointer I should have the basics covered with bench planes.

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#1 posted 04-24-2016 01:53 AM

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#2 posted 04-24-2016 02:23 AM

See if there are any tool meets in your area. Depending upon where you live, the MWTCA might be an option.

-- Practice makes less sucky. - Bill, Minneapolis, MN

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#3 posted 04-24-2016 03:13 AM

Hi Gambrell, where are you located? I have a couple of older stanley #7’s and an old Ohio Tools #7 as well. I just started cleaning up one of the Stanley’s last week and have another that I’m using as my daily user. Was thinking of selling the Stanley’s and cleaning up the Ohio Tools one for myself. PM me an email address if you’re interested in any of them and I’ll take some photos for you. These cost about $35 to $40 to ship which adds a fair chunk to the price which is why I ask where you are located.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#4 posted 04-24-2016 01:12 PM

Thanks guys.

I am located in Birmingham, Alabama.

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#5 posted 04-24-2016 02:35 PM

If you picked up a #6 from Fridge, you should be fine without a #7 in the near term. Even a #5 can joint in a pinch. Maybe consider making a shooting board and hitting antique shops and flea markets in search of tools to restore for future use.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#6 posted 04-24-2016 09:24 PM

I just picked one up today. Its a little unique but should make a good user.

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#7 posted 04-26-2016 01:19 PM

@ Gambrell- I sent you a PM

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 04-27-2016 02:06 AM

Thanks guys. Just replied to PMs.

Thanks for the other advice as well. I currently only have a 4 and 5 (which I have been using, but a 7 or 8 would be a nice addition).

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