Looking for vintage stanley 720 or 750's

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Forum topic by kranker1450 posted 04-23-2012 05:43 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2012 05:43 PM

Hello all,

Well i have gotten most of my Stanley Hand planes for now. Lol, we all know how that goes. Now i am looking for some chisels. I would like 750’s but i am also interested in 720’s. Individual or full set. let me know what you have and what it would take to part with them. I have found some on ebay. I would like to support the people on here first.

thanks tom

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 10:25 PM

Kranker? Are the vintage 750’s any better than the new SweetHearts? I know nothing about vintage chisels.

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 01:46 AM

PM sent

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 03:22 AM

Shipwreck: Honestly i dont know. I would think the steel would be a little better but i can not say that for certain. I own a set of Marples that more than fit my needs. But there is something about vintage hand tools that stir something inside me. I have a special spot for vintage Stanley tools. I have just purchased the #3 though #7 planes that are in various stages of restoration. When I hold and use the old tools I cant help but smile.
It is a part of this countries past where we american made some beautiful products through allot of hard work (not that we still dont now) and I am also glad that I can keep some old tools from the scrap pile and still in some bodies hand doing the job they were made for.
Sorry for rambling on just my thoughts.


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#4 posted 04-24-2012 04:00 AM

I have a couple of 750’s and a 720 that where my dads. When I compare them to my Marple’s I find that I can get a keener edge on the old Stanley’s. I believe that is due to the the steel. The old ones sharpen quickly and get a really sharp edge but don’t necessarily hold the edge as long.

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