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08-24-2017 03:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane handplane grueco

Bought a few hand tools from an elderly widow down the street. Amongst them was this “Grueco” handplane. I have tried many google searches and cannot locate much detail at all about it. I believe it’s German.

I’m just looking for any information at this point, including approx age, model #, history, value etc.

Anything is appreciated, and thank you from Canada.
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#1 posted 08-24-2017 06:06 PM

Never heard of the maker. It’s an interesting
curiosity but probably not worth much more
than any other off-brand #4 plane.

Iron bench planes are made worldwide, probably
in just about every country at one time or another.
Most were never imported to N. America.

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 06:11 PM

Same maker as an Estes…

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 06:20 PM

It’s pretty modern.

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 06:33 PM



Bought a few hand tools from an elderly widow down the street. Amongst them was this “Grueco” handplane. I have tried many google searches and cannot locate much detail at all about it. I believe it s German.

My German is so rusty that few on this forum would try to restore it, but “Grueco” would be an odd spelling for a German brand.

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 06:47 PM

I’ve seen that type (characteristic) of capscrew before… it’s very similar to an adjuster that’s on a block plane I have. So they may be related. Chances are slim, but will check tonight.

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 08:06 PM

Fulton named, also sold under an Estes brand name….and some were marked as Dunlap

The other option would be made by Anant, for another seller…

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#7 posted 08-24-2017 08:13 PM

I am appreciative of the replies. It does look very similar to the Este and Fulton. Seems to be in really good shape overall which is nice. I do know it’s never been restored, so it would all be original. Very interesting though that no one so far has any real knowledge of the Grueco brand. Perhaps someone brought it back from an overseas trip or brought it with them to Canada during a move. No idea where this fellow happened to acquire it, although he did frequent auctions. If you google “Grueco hand tools” there is reference to a saw made by the same company which was German, hence my hypothesis about the Germany connection.

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#8 posted 08-24-2017 08:31 PM

Nice answer, Bandit. That’s what I was trying to recall as well.

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#9 posted 08-24-2017 08:36 PM

The Metric irons were stamped Made in W. Germany, if that is any help. Yes, the irons were metric in width.

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