Is this price right? $1,200 hand saw on Ebay

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Forum topic by oi2342001 posted 01-30-2012 03:49 AM 2941 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2012 03:49 AM

I’m looking for a rip saw on Ebay and this was the first item to come up when I typed “hand saw”.

Did this person add in an extra zero and not realize it? I don’t know anything about old saws so maybe it’s as rare as he says but still, $1,200????


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#1 posted 01-30-2012 03:58 AM

If its really from around 1865 probably is $1200.

I guess you are looking for a “user”?

Good luck.

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 04:07 AM

I am headed for the shop to check my old saws.

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 04:21 AM

probably not one you’d want to cut up into card scrapers…

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#4 posted 01-30-2012 06:26 AM

Search “handsaw restore” here on LJs. Very knowledegable folks to give advice/opinion.

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 06:36 AM

If Jim Bode says it is, it is.

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#6 posted 01-30-2012 04:04 PM

The saw is nice, but no way would I spend $1,200 on it. This particular seller on Ebay has many, many antique tools listed and they are all extremely overpriced. I was interested in a set of hollows and rounds that he had, but he wouldn’t budge on an overinflated price. So I didn’t get them. If you take a look at all of his other items, you will see they are way over market value. No surprise to see this guy has a $1,200 saw.

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#7 posted 01-30-2012 04:10 PM

Here’s the thread you want:
That sounds high to me. I thought it was going to be a panther when I first read your post.

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 04:51 PM

Some of those sellers must be on crack. Goofy prices for junk and leftovers.


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#9 posted 01-30-2012 04:58 PM
This site has a wealth of information. I checked it to try to determine the age of a Disston saw I have with mixed success.

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#10 posted 01-31-2012 05:25 AM

I’ve seen a rusty, barely recognizable Stanley Bailey No. 5 being offered for $300 on Craigslist. If it looks old, it must be valuable, right?

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