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Forum topic by Knothead62 posted 02-25-2012 09:50 PM 1263 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2012 09:50 PM

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The Mrs. and I were out today, enjoying the good weather. We went to a bookstore and the antique mall next door. Eureka! Three shelves at one display had planes! There were Stanley 9N planes from $35 to $50. Others were smaller Stanley and Mill Creek/River? and were priced from $18-25. Most of the planes would only need a good cleaning and new paint. Are these good prices? If so, I’m going to rob the piggy bank and buy a couple. Thanks to all LJers for your help.


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#1 posted 02-26-2012 12:08 AM

What is a Stanley 9N plane? If these are vintage bailey’s in good condition, the prices are pretty on par with what they’re worth, unless they’re the very small planes (sizes 1 and 2), or the large planes (sizes 7 and 8), or a 4 1/2, then the prices are pretty good. But it’s hard to say without knowing more about the planes or seeing a picture.

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 02:37 PM

I’m not familar with the Stanley 9N either. I also can’t think of what Mill Creek/River would be other than Wind River and the I’ve never seen used ones in an antique store. Thats not to say its not possible, just unlikely if there were to many.

Add some more info and we’ll help if we can. A deccent Stanley bench plane in the $35 – $50 range is on par, depending on what it is and its condition. Block planes can go from $2 to $2000. Size isn’t typically a determining factor.

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 05:00 PM

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 06:11 PM

The 9N has a long body, about 16 inches long. I figured it to be used for smoothing large surfaces like a table top.

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 06:29 PM

Unless its a brand new line, I don’t know of a 9N that Stanley makes. They made a 9, which is very valuable and worth a lot more than any price got listed. They can go for a couple thousand dollars. If you find a Stanley #9 for $50, I’ll gladly pay the shipping and handling fee :-). I’ll throw in a beer or 2 to boot.

They also made a 9 1/4 and a 9/1/2 (still making the 9 1/2) but they are block planes.

Look here supertool.com and see if you can find what you saw. Supertools is not an all inclusive sight for stanley planes, but its the closest you’ll find.

I love scouring antique shops and flea markets for vintage tool finds. It sounds like you’ve found a decent shop to stop in once in a while. To far away for me though.

16” would make it either a #5(14”) or a #6(18”). Both are fairly common bench planes but are great users. Certain ones can be reasonably valuable, depending on age and condition.

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 06:28 PM

To all, after reading your replies, I must admit a mistake. The planes were at an antique mall and the 9N might be the location of the booth for bookeeping purposes. Might have to go back and look more closely and take some pictures.
Don W, thanks for the offer but I’m one of those dry Baptists. :D I’ll check outthe link and see what I can come up with.

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 06:45 PM

And I already bought the beer. I won’t let it go to waste.

Good luck on the hunt.

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