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joraff

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03-02-2017 12:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley hand plane

Hi LJs,

I am looking to start a hand plane collection and found a local seller with quite a few for sale. But looking at the pictures and conditions I suspect they’re overpriced. None of them appear to be restored and likely not sharpened either. Can I get some help on prices to offer?

First.. the ad: https://collegestation.craigslist.org/tls/5982903718.html

I am considering a No.4, 5, 6 and a small shoulder plane of some kind. Feel free to recommend others for a starter collection.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 03-02-2017 01:02 AM

Those prices look a little high to me but prices can vary widely in the used tool market. If you’re patient you’re likely to find better deals. However if you want some iron in your hand now maybe you could get s better deal purchasing a few together? The old Stanley’s can be found cheaper for sure but are probably actually worth that much.

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 01:44 AM

At those prices id want them clean and sharp. Id pass. Theyre at least 50% high for my liking.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 01:59 AM

Check with Don W He’s got a website (time tested tools I think) that he sells some planes on An he seems to know his stuff. Some of them he’s already got ready to work so you’d b able to get them an start working right away

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 02:05 AM

Good call on DonW’s site:

http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 02:36 AM

Maybe if they were pristine but they’re far from it.

you can get decent stuff on eBay for 30-40$ and he’s asking 60$. Hell, I used to buy 4s and 5s for 25-30$ (Which about as good as it gets for me) completely refurb them and get 60-80$.

No way I’d pay unless he came way down.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 02:56 AM

Very high i bought a bedrock 606 for a lot less than what they are looking for a bailey 6.

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 03:08 AM

I totally agree with everyone else. He’s way high. You can do a lot better elsewhere.

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#8 posted 03-02-2017 03:34 AM

I’m not sure what to think about a seller with so many Handyman planes… He’s at best an indiscriminate buyer; I’d agree with the chorus above that his prices are way too high as well.

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

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#9 posted 03-02-2017 03:11 PM

EDIT: I have to say, though: if he’s really got a Stanley #64 for $35, buy it. Hurry.

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

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#10 posted 03-02-2017 03:19 PM


EDIT: I have to say, though: if he s really got a Stanley #64 for $35, buy it. Hurry.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Looking at the pics. I’m betting that’s an overpriced #64 spokeshave, not an underpriced #64 butcher block plane, Smitty. Dang Stanley reusing model numbers.

As others have said, prices are very high. Unless OBO means he will accept offers of 1/2 of what is listed, it’s not worth your time.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 03-02-2017 04:56 PM

Thank you everyone. I think I am going to offer him $80 for my pick of 4 planes. I primarily use power tools, so after doing some more research on hybrid woodworking (I have a planer and jointer) I’m changing my pick list to:

Stanley No 60 block plane
Stanley No 64 spokeshave
Stanley Bailey No 4 or Sargent 409
and the Stanley 71 router plane

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joraff

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#12 posted 03-02-2017 06:21 PM

Didn’t budge at all. Claims they’re selling for his asking price just fine. Oh well.

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#13 posted 03-02-2017 06:35 PM



Didn t budge at all. Claims they re selling for his asking price just fine. Oh well.

- joraff

Wow. I personally find that hard to believe, but if true then you can’t blame him. You’re right not to elevate to his prices. Cheaper options will come along.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#14 posted 03-02-2017 06:58 PM

Well bud, suckers are born everyday and sometimes twice a day. If someone wants to pay those prices then let them go.

The guy in my area trying to selling the same HF wire welder for 10$ less than retail still thinks it’ll sell after 3 years.

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#15 posted 03-02-2017 07:17 PM

Seems to be the trend in second hand tools around here. For example, been watching for a floor standing jointer to upgrade my bench top model, and you can’t find those for under 3 bills no matter how terrible of shape. Recently saw a 10+ yr old 6” griz jointer with a rusted top listed $20 under current new price! It did sell, though. I blame the yuppies.

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