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Forum topic by David Wathen posted 01-20-2012 11:58 PM 3888 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David Wathen

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01-20-2012 11:58 PM


I inherited the following vintage wood working tools from my grandpa. I’m wondering what they might be worth and the best way to sell them.

~1950 Vintage Shopsmith 10ER
Brand New ~1950 Craftsman 10” Wet Grindstone Cat No. 99-6620
Craftsman Grinder & Hone 101-22671
Magna 6” Belt Sander Model 640 (Item No. 64000)
~1956 Cast Iron 9” Radial Arm Saw DeWalt Model MBF 208
Magna Jig Saw
5 Sanding Drum Sleeves Part No. 108-6A (Magna Article No. 84-2976)
Front Table Extension
Magna Mortising Hold Down Part No. 130-6x
Mortising Machine Part No. 130-1x
Craftsman Tungsten Carbide Blade Safe Saw Model No. 720-4943
Miter Gauge Safety Grip
8” Craftsman Sanding Wheel
Craftsman 3/4 HP Motor Mod No 11519790

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Bill White

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 12:36 AM

All the Magna stuff is the precurser of Shopsmith. It is some old tooling ( in the ‘50s ). I have the band saw and love it for what it is. There are those who will say the SS is a bit of a dino in that takes a bunch of time to reset between applications. Sure. They’re correct, but the components are quality parts. I have the power stand for the BS and the jointer (4”, and of limited use ‘cause of short in and outfeed capabilities).
Can’t give any pricing info without pics of the condition. Don’t get greedy ‘cause old SS and C’man stuff has a distinct/specific market. The DeWalt might be a winner. Don’t have a price, but don’t give it away unless ya just wanna get rid of the stuff.


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David Wathen

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 01:05 AM

Thank you for your response. I will take pictures next week and upload them.

Cheers, David

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 01:11 AM

congrat´s :-)
now get the best out of them … you will enjoy to use them knowing
who has used them before you


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#4 posted 01-21-2012 01:57 AM

Just do a search for “Shopsmith” on eBay. Tons of SS there (last count over 400 items). Keep looking and you’ll see something similar pop up. Then you can “watch” it until it sells and at least get some idea what it would be worth on the open market. 10ER part and pieces are always there. I have 2 Mark V’s myself and wouldn’t trade them for anything. So if you decide to refurbish it, you can also get the parts on eBay.

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 02:35 AM
I didn’t see any MBF 208 listed , but the linked one went for $35 on Craigslist with a bunch of accessories.
Look at the pictures of that one and see how yours compares.

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 02:48 AM

Hi David
Welcome to Ljs
post some photos here and ask for offers.

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David Wathen

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 02:32 AM

After alot of work distractions and the winter I finally was able to get some pictures. Any help with the best way to come up with a fair price and sell them I would be very grateful. There is boxes of addtional components but these are the main tools.



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#8 posted 05-07-2012 02:50 AM

The DeWalt RAS is outstanding! Value anywhere from $100 – 200 or so.

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#9 posted 05-07-2012 06:39 AM

What Smitty said for the MBF. I would not let someone lowballl me at under $125 minimum, and your MBF looks pretty complete, i.e. original knobs, levers, etc. and clean, so more, not less. There is a market. It will be sold. If the motor won’t run, it’s probably the cap, relay or switch, all under $10 each to fix, no big deal. The motor itself is built like a tank. There is a lot of SS stuff out there. You can probably do well parting out the SS pieces on ebay.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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