|Forum topic by kent_michaels||posted 1054 days ago||5613 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
1054 days ago
Hello, I’m hoping to get a little help from someone a little more knowledgable about stanley hand planes. I have an opportunity to buy a Stanley number 8 Jointer plane that is in really good condition, no rust, handles are tight, etc. The seller wants $75 for it, is that a good price? I’m VERY new to using handplanes and just happened to met a guy with a no 8 he wants to sell. Any help or info on the price would be great.
I just looked at the plane. It’s actually a Stanley 8C. Maybe a dosen or so eraser sized spots of surface rust. Handles are very tight and solid, blade, chipbreaker all parts look great on it. There is some white paint that has been splatterd on the top of the plane, about a 10 minute clean up job. I can’t seem to find any dates stamped on the plane however, if this is a later model is it still worth $75 or should I pass? Also japanning seems at least 95%. Thanks for info.
I now have the plane in hand, here are some pics, still have not fully committed to purchase, through a little quick research I believe this to be a type 16 1933-1941…correction it may be a type 19 as Stanley is written on the lateral adjustment…never tried to accurately date the age of a tool before! The 19 was 48-61