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ShawnH

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1528 days ago

I am a phone guy by day, wooodworker the other 16 hours. I see a lot of places that I would not normally get to. Yesterday I was working in a museum and in the basement on a shelf (not on display)were 2 Stanley number 45’s. Not in the best of shape, but both had the blade and the outrigger with what looked like a walnut face. Parts, although dirty, seemed to move. What is a fair price to offer for this? It is not a woodworking museum. I think someone just gave them to the place because they look old. I should have taken a picture.

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marcb

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#1 posted 1528 days ago

You need to familiarize yourself with the 45 and all the components that are standard on one. Making sure you have all the screws and pieces before even thinking about buying them.

You can easily spend as much on the components as on the plane making for a bad investment.

Blades run between 5 and 10 dollars a piece so those add up quick as well.

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michaelray

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#2 posted 1527 days ago

Here is a good site from down under that I sometimes refer to for research on old Stanleys

http://www.hansbrunnertools.gil.com.au/Stanley%20by%20numbers/Stanley%2045.htm

150.00 for one in decent shape with all the parts. I recenlty bought a complete one for right around that price. Still waiting to get it in the mail.

Maybe I can convince my wife it’s an early Fathers Day present. :)

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mvflaim

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#3 posted 1527 days ago

If they don’t come with a full set of blades and a box, $25.00 each is fair.

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barryvabeach

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#4 posted 1526 days ago

Shawn, if you do a completed sales search on ebay, you can see what they sell for and the photos and descriptions can give you some idea of how the price varies with condition. I would think that if you are only getting 1 blade – somewhere in the neighborhood of $15 to $40 would be fair, depending on condition and whether it included the sliding section, fence, stops rods etc. Complete planes with the blades seem to be going for $100 to $150 ( without the box).

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

I’ve seen similar prices on e bay

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rwyoung

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

http://www.supertool.com for details on the Stanley Planes.

http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/combihow.html for a little wisdom from Alf on using a combo plane for grooving/ploughing

Depending on the condition of the plane, its vintage, completeness the prices range from $25 to over $200. If these look rough and are missing the usual bits (cam stop, beading stop, slitter and its stop, nickers) and are pretty much just set up with one set of rods and maybe one blade then $25 to $50 is quite fair. Uber rare or extra minty examples not withstanding. And by your description, we aren’t in that territory. :)

FYI, the fence, knob and handle “plates” should be rosewood.

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