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Forum topic by Michael Murphy posted 05-04-2010 09:20 PM 1187 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael Murphy

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05-04-2010 09:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane 62 low angle

Does anyone have a Stanley #62 they want to part with? Low angle Jack plane. Let me know, cash or trade for ???

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.


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#1 posted 05-04-2010 10:06 PM

Michael,

Have you tried Walt Q??

Charles

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 10:08 PM

Who is that?

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 10:11 PM

http://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/new%20tools.html

Give him a call if he does not have one in stock, he may be able to find one..

CW

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 08:09 PM

ebay has them all the time for very high prices though.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 10:25 PM

I was bidding on one on ebay. “Vintage” they said, here is the listing:

”Since it has been used, please don’t expect a pristine plane. The item is for sale with a super low starting price as is, so what you see is what you get. Overall, it’s in below average shape, and does show signs of age, storage, and use. The wood handle has borken, but I bet if you’re reading this, you have some good clamps and wood glue that could take care of that. Also, the hole where the blade comes out is chipped at the bottom, and there is surface rust like you’d expect on an old wood plane. Please judge condition for yourself based on the scan, or with additional questions. ”

I can buy a new Stanley #62 from Toolbarn.com for $126.00 or so. This one with “borken” parts went for $162.50.

Since I want to use it and not collect it I plan on buying it new if I can’t find a decent used one for a good price.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#6 posted 05-06-2010 10:45 PM

I’ll second Michael – those are going on eBay for asking prices of +$300 when you can buy a brand new LV for less – and get a much higher valued and quality tool. not sure why those older planes picked up so much on value.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 05-06-2010 11:07 PM

I bought one lot of 5 planes and scrapers for around $60.00 a few weeks ago. It had a nice #7, a craftsman #5 equivalent that was never used that I could tell (somewhat rusty) a Stanley 78 rabbet plane, a #80 handled scraper(I have been looking for one of these since my last one broke) and a small block plane. The #7 was sharp and ready to use when I got it so someone had it as a user, the craftsman and the 78 were both kind of rusty but Evaporust cleaned them up pretty well. The scraper and small block plane were both in good shape.

So there are decent deals to be had. Just sometimes people want some worse than others.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#8 posted 05-06-2010 11:19 PM

i wish i would have seen this post a few days ago i just left a nice little 62 at the flea market on wed. i will see if he still has it next Wednesday and get back to you.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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Michael Murphy

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#9 posted 05-06-2010 11:21 PM

That would be nice of you.

If it is there and you would be so kind to bargain for it. As long as the parts are there and the body isn’t cracked or badly chipped I would be interested. The blade does not matter. I have a Lie-Nielson blade for it already.

Here is a link to a site that tells what to look for Stanley Planes #60 thru #70

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#10 posted 05-07-2010 06:19 AM

I have a Stanley No. 62 that I would trade you for a pirate’s treasure chest, two kidneys and your first born child. Its my favorite plane, I won’t take anything less.

You might find this interesting, its how I old favorite was re-born:

http://lumberjocks.com/Blake/blog/11919

http://lumberjocks.com/Blake/blog/11967

http://lumberjocks.com/Blake/blog/12195

If my price is too high good luck finding one, they are great “user” planes. If you are patient you will find a good deal somewhere. And by the way, if you can get a good enough deal, the handle can be fixed. Mine was broken in two places.

Another thing to keep in mind when you are shopping for these planes is that according to Patrick’s Blood and Gore, ”the mouth often chips, especially in the area behind the cutter. You can flip over ten of these plane, and eight of them will be chipped, one will not be chipped but repaired, and the last perfect.”

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#11 posted 05-07-2010 04:59 PM

That link in my last post goes to the “Blood and Gore” page for that plane. The one I can get from Toolbarn is the Stanley “Sweetheart” remake for 125.99. plus shipping. It does look like it would be a honey.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#12 posted 05-08-2010 05:58 AM

The new Stanley SW line has gotten terrible reviews from several publications including Fine Woodworking. I am not a fan. I think they missed the mark. An old one would be much better quality.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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