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08-22-2016 08:48 PM

I could use a combo plane and have been thinking about the Veritas and hear the 45’s are finicky. Would love some input on this plane and price. I looked at Patrick’s site but can’t tell exactly what type this is or if it’s complete. Your experience would be helpful. It’s been for sale for awhile.

Thanks.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/atq/5667471327.html


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#1 posted 08-22-2016 08:56 PM

No more finicky that any number of combination planes. That one has two sets of rods, all cutters, original box, two depth stops, slitting cutter and beading stop. Looks quite complete to me. Price is fair, but anything closer to $100 would be better.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 09:12 PM

Thanks. I have lots of old planes but nothing like this. Wanted to be sure it was complete. Looked good to me but what do I know? I emailed the poster.

Will have to start reading up on sharpening the wacky blades if I get this.

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 09:31 PM

Let us know how it goes!

You’ll get good results initially just by flattening / polishing the backs of the cutters you need / use. Seriously. It’s amazing the difference it makes. And they don’t dull very quickly at all.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 09:35 PM

I do that with every plane I restore, even checked the one new one I have. Definitely will go through the regiment however this has a lot less rust than I’m used to. I won’t argue there. Would like to get closer to $100 though, would really like to just pay $100 since this is just a specialty plane.

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 09:44 PM

If you were curious about what type it is, it’s a Type 12. First one that had the micro-adjustable fence. $150 is a fair price for a plane that has all the parts, original irons, iron boxes, and the original box.

Whether or not having the original box is worth it to someone who plans on using it rather than having it be part of a collection is up to you. Typically it seems a “user” plane with irons tends to go for around $100-$150 depending on the shape it’s in.

Sharpening the irons on a #45 isn’t too difficult. I only sharpened them as I needed to use them, like Smitty suggested. Sharpening them all at once gets tedious for me.

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#6 posted 08-22-2016 09:55 PM

I was hoping you would chime in mosquito, I believe you were the one who posted the 45 post that explained a lot for me when I started looking at combo planes.

This would definitely not be a collector. I’m not really a collector. Most of my planes are from the 1800’s and I bought them with that in mind so they matched but they are all used and I don’t really have duplicates unless it’s used for something else (think scrub plane). These things are awesome and impressive at their usefulness even at 100+ years old but honestly, none of use will retire because we sold our old hand planes. So this is only an investment in my craftsmanship, not my wealth. Also my persuit to use mostly hand tools.

So this one looks to be in good shape though like Smith said?

Still waiting on the reply from the poster. Will let you all know.

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 10:09 PM

Seller replied with $140 as their lowest. I’ll think about it a bit. It’s not a rare one or anything so it’s not a killer deal and he’s had it for sale for a couple months. Of course now I’ve posted this he probably will have it gone tonight. Lol

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 11:20 PM

It does look to be in rather good shape, and $140 is a fair market value, but whether that’s worth it to you or not is obviously only something you can answer :-)

If it were to pop up on my local craigslist, I’d probably pick it up for $140, but that’s because I’ve got a collection of #45’s, and the Type 12 in my collection is my main user plane, so I wouldn’t mind having one in the collection with the box, and in better shape than the one I use. But that’s collection related lol

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 11:39 PM

I’d agree with Most. In good shape, with all the parts, and you can hold it in your hands before you pay for it is well worth the $140. If you’re looking for a combo plane, I doubt you’ll beat the deal soon.

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#10 posted 08-22-2016 11:59 PM

Thanks guys. I’m undecided. So many people love them and so many hate them. So I don’t know.

Currently I have a dado stack and a router table if I need that stuff but I literally do almost everything with hand tools and this wood be the last bit probably. I still use electrons for rough lumber and I’m ok with that. Would like the rest to be hand tools though.

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#11 posted 08-23-2016 12:11 AM

Well, look at it this way. You can buy it, use it, if you like it keep it. If you hate it sell it here forn$150 or on eBay for $175. I’m not sure how you can loose. Of course if you’re like me you wind up never selling it and buy 2 more, or worse yet, like Mos!!

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#12 posted 08-23-2016 12:14 AM

That’s hilarious. There was a time once when I passed on a set of Japanese chisels at a yard sale for $40. I regret not buying them. I just spoke to my wife and she said “I feel like this is like another set of Japanese chisels, just sayin”

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#13 posted 08-23-2016 12:29 AM

Ok, I spoke to the seller and I’m getting it tonight after dinner for $130. Don’t worry Mos, I’ll save the box and stuff for you in case I don’t like it. ;)

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#14 posted 08-23-2016 03:24 AM

Happy ending!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#15 posted 08-23-2016 03:41 AM

And….I own it. Now I’m part of the Stanley 45 nerd club with you guys.

Proof is in the pics….


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