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Forum topic by mbs posted 437 days ago 810 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mbs

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437 days ago

I got the plane bug a few years ago and I’ll be selling some of my duplicates and antiques. I’d like to know what a fair price is.

Record #7. I don’t recall the age. The older Record planes have rosewood handles then they used beech and now they have plastic. The handles on this are dark like rosewood but I wouldn’t have guessed that they were rosewood.

This plane has a nice weight to it. I haven’t spend much time with it. I’m sure it could use a light tune up. The pictures are recent.

I’ll be bugging you with more price question on the planes below over the next few days as I upload pictures.

Thanks,

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.


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knotscott

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#1 posted 437 days ago

It looks to be in nice shape. I’d put fair price in the range of $75 to $100, but it really boils down to what someone will pay. It could go higher on Ebay.

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 437 days ago

I agree with Knotscott, $75-100 sounds like the right thing to me….
Sadly, these last samples of record planes lost all the nice features from the golden era…..

Ebay is charging today 9% of the final sale…..that’s insane, compared with the 2.9% the used to charge a few years ago.

I’d put it at craiglist for $150, and wait for a buyer…..if doesn’t sell in a couple of weeks, price can be dropped.

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Don W

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#3 posted 437 days ago

I also agree, $75-100 sounds right.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#4 posted 437 days ago

I have a Record #7 of approx. same vintage that I paid $75 for. Worth every penny, nice plane.

I don’t think the handles are original though. With that style lever cap and stamped steel lateral adjuster, yours should have plastic knob and tote.

-- Mike

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mbs

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#5 posted 436 days ago

Excellent information. You guys are a wealth of knowledge. I’ll post it for sale on LJ’s today for $75 firm plus S&H from AZ.

Thanks.

MBS

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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