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Forum topic by SamScavo posted 01-04-2013 08:03 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2013 08:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand planes craigslist question

So, I found 2 hand planes on Craigslist yesterday for 45 bucks. Both are craftsman and in great shape, one is an 18” corrugated jointer and the other is a 14” smoother. Upon arriving at the gentleman’s house he had an entire table full of planes for sale… So in addition to the previously mentioned planes I also picked up a Stanley 220 as well as a Stanley 102. So for the beginner woodworker… is this a score or strikeout?


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#1 posted 01-04-2013 08:04 PM

Oh yeah, I paid $60 for all 4…

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 08:08 PM

sounds like a good deal to me

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 08:20 PM

Pretty good deal.

That Craftsman joiner was probably made by Stanley. Pics would help. If you take the plane apart and look on the underside of the frog, you might find “Stanley” engraved.

That is the way an old Craftsman joiner I had was.

BTW: I sold my 18” Craftsman Joiner (Smooth sole) plane on ebay, about a year ago. It sold for $45 plus shipping. So, if the planes are in good shape, you got a good deal.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 01:40 AM

No pictures. Didn’t happen…....

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#5 posted 01-05-2013 02:36 AM

I’d say its a pretty good deal. You saved enough money to finance a nice sharpening setup! I’d rather have a Craftsman plane with an incredibly sharp blade than a Lie Nielsen with a dull one. Nice score!

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