Is a Stanley Bailey No. 8 Type 4 (pre-lateral) collectible?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 11-30-2011 12:28 AM 1344 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2011 12:28 AM

I have a Stanley Bailey No. 8 Type 4 plane (which was made before the lateral adjustment lever). Is this plane considered collectible, or is it better as a user?

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 02:21 AM

Short answer? Every plane is collectible, though the individual reasons for its collectibility may vary!

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 02:51 AM

More collectible than useable, because users want that lateral adjuster on their bench planes.

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 03:22 AM

Oops. I posted an almost identical post four months ago. Sorry about the duplication.

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