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Forum topic by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) posted 07-02-2010 03:30 AM 1039 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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07-02-2010 03:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver plane jointer

Ok all you Galoots, Today I got a Stanley no 95 (type 1) for $35, it is missing the nickel cap adjustment screw. I also got a Stanley 7C (type 15) for $50. It appears to have been well used and taken care of, probably 90-95 percent jappaning. I also got a Stanley 6 (type 14) in a fully loaded carpenter’s toolbox for $35, the tote is broke at the base, and it needs cleaning…... Anybody know the value of these. I”d really like to know before I start cleaning them. Oh yeah that toolbox had a full assortment of auger bits, two bit braces, a craftsman and disston hand saw, a coping saw, two tack hammers, marking gauge, and an assortment of files and rasps, and a wards draw knife. The slippery slope has claimed this one.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#1 posted 07-02-2010 03:48 AM

The 95 for $35 is a steal. I’m sure you can find a screw to make it work. The No 7 and 6 are worth a little more than what you paid for them. Clean them up and use them. Properly tuned old Stanleys work just as well as brand new planes sold today.


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#2 posted 07-02-2010 04:20 AM

YES you got a good deal. It’ll take you a little bit of time to get them all tuned, but that’s part of the fun. Photos photos, go ahead make us envious.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 05:03 AM

Welcome to the slope :) IMHO, you did very well. One word of caution though. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself more involved with hunting for old tools to tinker with and less involved with actual woodworking. I recently got a 113 at an auction. I told the wife I bought it to resell, but….

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 06:29 AM

I just posted my latest project of knocking the rust off the No. 7 and 95…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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