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Forum topic by dannyboyle posted 08-18-2011 10:32 AM 5188 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2011 10:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: price boice crane jointer antique woodworking question jointer

i found a boice crane jointer in my garage the other day and im looking to see how much its worth and were i can sell it. if someone can give me an acurate quote that would be nice


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#1 posted 08-18-2011 06:29 PM

If it runs and cuts, $100-200.

Try Craigslist.

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 08:52 PM

really?? i thought it would go for a lot more

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 09:16 PM

Yeah. really. If it’s an 8” jointer it might be worth $400-600 but
a 6” vintage jointer isn’t worth more than $200 in my experience,
unless it’s a Northfield, Oliver, or Yates.

Who knows though. Market demand varies regionally, but B-C
is not a big deal as collectable machines go and most guys don’t
salivate over 6” jointers.

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 09:25 PM

I’m afraid Loren’s right. If this were an Oliver, I’d be looking hard. If it were an 8” Boice, I’d be looking too. That’s not to take away from the machine; it’s a wonderful one. It seems that if people are willing to restore a vintage tool, they’d prefer to restore a BIG vintage tool. I’ve got a newish 6” jointer that I’d be tempted to sell for a 8” Oliver but nothing aside from that would really get me salivating. It’s a fine machine, though, and you won’t have any trouble getting a fair price for it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 11:47 PM

I agree with those above. Part of the problem with Boice Crane is that its difficult to find parts if you can find them at all. Many of those that restore them fabricate the parts. I found a very nice condition floor spindle sander once by Boice Crane, but I couldnt find parts so I decided to pass.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 11:58 PM

My friend just bought a 12” jointer ( brand unknown) in good working condition (just had the knives sharpen) for $250.00.
I told him to find another one for me.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 08-19-2011 06:33 PM

I have two of the Boice Crane 6” that I bought on ebay. Restored the first one and bought the second so I could have the original base. I’m going to restore #2 when I get time. I did need a guard for it and found that on Vintage Machines. com. It works great for short pieces. I agree with the others that a 8” is a better jointer but for $90.00 and some elbow grease it will do for now.

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#8 posted 08-19-2011 06:41 PM

They’re worth every bit of $90, that’s for sure!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 08-19-2011 07:31 PM

what if its only a 3ft one?

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#10 posted 08-19-2011 07:56 PM

Danny, I’d say Loren’s been right all along. In good condition, ask $200, shooting for $150 if you think it’s worth it. It’s a nice machine. I’d pay $150 in a heartbeat if I needed one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 08-20-2011 03:44 AM

The original enclosed base adds to the appeal of an older machine,
if not always substantially to its value. There are some sought-after
cast iron art deco bases for Delta and perhaps other brands which are
worth a lot to restorers. B-C is not a fancy-looking brand though,
so while the machines are said to be good quality, aesthetically
they don’t have the appeal to collectors some of the old brands do.

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#12 posted 08-20-2011 04:39 AM

thank all of you guys for the help

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