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Forum topic by grfrazee posted 666 days ago 2178 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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grfrazee

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666 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: stanley wards master no 45 plough plow dado plane ebay

I was able to score this Wards Master No. 45 on the bay recently for $80. The plane is the exact same as a Stanley No. 45 – you can even see where they ground off the “Stanley” name on the hoop!

As far as I can tell, the only parts I’m missing are cutters #10, 11, 15, 23, and 24. I imagine those will be a pain to find.

I can’t wait to try this out in the shop. Roy Underhill makes it look like a lot of fun.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-


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mcase

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#1 posted 660 days ago

Nice score!

So these are Stanley made and then were remarked and remarketed?

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#2 posted 659 days ago

Worth the gloat! I can understand the excitement to get this going!

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grfrazee

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#3 posted 659 days ago

@mcase – From what I read, that is exactly the situation. Kind of like how Sargent (and Stanley too, I think) both made Craftsman planes at some point in the past.

I just got a set of the longer rods and a beading stop on the bay as well, and my itch to get this thing going is even greater than before. Oh, the woes of living in an apartment…

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#4 posted 659 days ago

grfrazee, you should be able to find the missing blades no problem. I have seen many for sale on ebay. I have the Stanley version and have used it quite a bit on several projects. I built a nice case for it and it definitely found a good home in my shop. Enjoy!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 659 days ago

Thanks paratrooper34, the problem isn’t finding the blades on ebay, the problem is 1.) finding them singularly, and 2.) finding them for a decent price. I tend to find the single blades selling for twice as much per blade than they sell for in a lot, but I am loathe to buy duplicates. I have no inclination to re-sell on ebay, but maybe I should change my attitude on that. Or just try reselling on here.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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