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02-10-2013 10:21 PM

This is a 24” long jointer plane. The patent date of the plane iron cap reads 1867. When I disassembled it I noticed that the lateral adjustment turns freely but it doesn’t engage the iron. It looks a bit worn. I believe it’s all original. $50 plus shipping from 85233.



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#1 posted 02-10-2013 11:05 PM

That would be a type 8, judging by the TM and the lever adjust. I would say your price is quite a bit off. They are not rare at all and go for around 20-50 on ebay. It would only be worth that much if it was a type Type 1 with the same amount of damage or if it had the “handy” marks along the side.. I’m no pro, but I buy and trade tools regularly.

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 11:18 PM

Ouch!

I saw one on ebay that was around 50 years newer. Not sure how much the age of the plane plays a role in the price. I guess we’ll find out.

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 11:28 PM

If it was a pre lateral it may be worth a little more, but I’d say $40-$50 would be tops.

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 12:15 AM

I’m with Don, it just isn’t worth that much. Here’s on one ebay right now for $39.95 with zero bids – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stanley-Bailey-No-31-Transitional-Wood-Bottom-24-Jointer-Plane-/221186177972?pt=LHDefaultDomain0&hash=item337fb93bb4

Here’s a seller with three wood bodies including a #31 for $19 BIN. http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Bailey-Planes-Transitional-Wood-Working-Planes-one-24-and-2-each-15-Vintage-/370668686223?pt=LHDefaultDomain0&hash=item564d934b8f

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 12:31 AM

It looks like I’ll be taking a bath on this one.

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 12:51 AM

WOW- Sorry you paid so much for it! I have a couple of them and I don’t think I paid more than $15 for either! I would suggest restoring it and trying to get at least some of your money back, then chalking it up to lesson learned!

Don’t feel bad though, we all mess up sometimes!

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 04:51 PM

Price reduced to $40 plus shipping.

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 04:52 PM

Price reduced to $45 plus shipping.

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