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rolandstronghammer

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04-27-2017 02:34 PM

Check out this haul I got this morning at a local estate sale for $50!!!

The marking gauge is in excellent condition. It is a Stanley No. 77 made in New Britain, Connecticut

The saws are a Stanley No. 780 22inch made in USA and a Sears and Roebuck #3154 made in West Germany

I’m still trying to figure out more on the Sargent Square.

Does anyone have any knowledge on the quality or value of any of these tools? There are plenty more of these types of things. Is there anything I should go back and look for?


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#1 posted 04-27-2017 05:25 PM

None of those are valuable on their own as far as I can tell, but if you need them and will use them, it was a good deal for $50. The marking gauge should clean up nicely and the try square is a larger size that can be useful.

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#2 posted 04-27-2017 05:31 PM

Those c clamps are probably worth $50 by themselves.

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#3 posted 04-27-2017 05:43 PM



Those c clamps are probably worth $50 by themselves.

- Rick M

Really? I’ve picked up a bunch of those larger ones for a dollar or two each and have enough so I pass them by fairly often now.

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#4 posted 04-27-2017 05:51 PM

Hmmm … $50 for those C clamps? I think I’ll be changing my occupation and opening up a C clamp online store.

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#5 posted 04-27-2017 08:19 PM



Hmmm … $50 for those C clamps? I think I ll be changing my occupation and opening up a C clamp online store.

- toddbeaulieu

ive seen guys go bonkers at auctions bidding on those and pipe wrenches. prices end up higher than the same brands could be bought new.

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#6 posted 04-27-2017 11:48 PM



Really? I ve picked up a bunch of those larger ones for a dollar or two each and have enough so I pass them by fairly often now.

- Tim


Where do you live?

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#7 posted 04-28-2017 12:32 AM

The guage is 35-50 so you done good. The sears-logo’d backsaw is newer, but still unusual. And the stanley panel saw is easily a 5$ tool. Bottom line: you’re happy. A solid score.

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

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#8 posted 04-28-2017 01:02 AM

the roll of blue tape is $4

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#9 posted 04-28-2017 01:09 AM

^ that too.

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#10 posted 04-28-2017 05:05 AM

Not only were the tools a steal, but you are in de facto in possession of stolen property, i.e. those milk crates.
Seriously, bring them back to a store.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 04-28-2017 05:25 AM


Not only were the tools a steal, but you are in de facto in possession of stolen property, i.e. those milk crates.
Seriously, bring them back to a store.

- poopiekat


Poopie located a sense of humor…

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#12 posted 04-28-2017 09:03 AM

I don’t know about their actual value but those c-clamps with the winged ends are great quality if they’re the same ones I have.

Mortise gauge looks nice. Clean it up a bit, it’ll be a pretty user.

Try-square is cool but check it carefully. I have the same one I got in a box lot and it’s WAY out of square.

All-in-all, a fair buy for $50.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 04-28-2017 10:24 AM

One thing to watch for if you take apart the mortise gauge for cleaning. There may be a disc between the thumb screw and the bar/shaft. Don’t loose it.

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#14 posted 04-28-2017 02:51 PM

Went back today after doing some research and got this Henry Disston miter saw. According to http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/medallionpage.html and the meddalion it was made between 1896-1917.

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#15 posted 04-28-2017 05:06 PM

That handle looks to be perfect, too. Very nice.

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