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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 07-13-2010 04:07 AM 2184 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2010 04:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: unmarked stanley 750 ebay

I am no Stanley tool expert, but I have my doubts about this being an unmarked 750! More than likey a cheap copy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190417190665&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 04:39 AM

Hmm the 750 is a dovertail chisel and the one shown as unmarked looks like a registered or possibly even a mortise chisel (hard to say for sure from the angles in the photo). My guess is that it is some no-name with a Stanley pattern handle glued in.

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 04:48 AM

I forgot to mention the edges in the original post. It sure looks like a mortising chisel to me, but I’m a newbie here. I was wondering about the lenght too. Did 1/4” 750s ever come a foot long??

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 04:58 AM

I know my plane history better than my chisel history ;) but I don’t believe so.

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 02:41 AM

No, it’s not a 750 but that is not really a bad thing. I wouldn’t really rank the Stanley 750’s as a top tier chisel anyway. People mostly seem to like them just to collect Stanley stuff. Their Everlasts seem to be thought highly of, but think that is also just collector fever talking. I would rank Witherby and Swan much higher.

It could be a Pexto, Greenlee, White or several other makers. There were also quite a few that were sold unmarked and were hardware store “house brands”.

But if you were looking to try to buy, I wouldn’t worry about it. Just about any surviving old chisel will be better than everything except the new boutique versions that you can buy now. Users were much better discriminating when they didn’t have power tools to rely on. Drop it in some water to soak then let it dry and the glued in handle will probably fall out.

Like many other antiques, not all the old ones were that good. The ones that survived this long are generally good ones though.

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 03:05 AM

The current bid, $1.25 after 3 days, says more than the description.

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 03:26 AM

Hey, I would shell out big bucks for them at the flea market. I would even go as much as $5 for both. (But I am not exactly hurting for chisels.)

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 05:18 AM

I just thought it is a blatant misrepresentation when it is not a Stanley tool.

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 05:19 AM

Its liable to be 1.25 until a minute or 2 before it ends ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 07-20-2010 06:09 AM

The pair only brought $7.75. He would have been better off to throw teh unmarked chisel away and sell the marked one by itself for $20+ :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-20-2010 05:07 PM

Shhh. Sometimes the best deals I get are when people bundle crap in with one decent tool ;)

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