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Forum topic by Les posted 03-03-2013 09:58 PM 945 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2013 09:58 PM

I found this plane at a pawn shop and offered the guy 5 bucks for it. It was in horrible shape. Covered with dirt and rust. Now that I have it cleaned up I wonder what it is worth and how long it has been around.

Thanks in advance for any help.

-- Stay busy....Stay young

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 10:04 PM

Just a quick guess, it looks to be a Type 12, 13, or 14 (I’m not one of the experts). It will make a good user plane, but as far as value, you might be able to get $40-50 for it in cleaned up condition as long as everything else is original. If it were me, I would just keep it and put it to good use.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 10:06 PM

Type 14, judging by the raised ring under the front knob and the single patent date. ‘Put it to use’ is right! :-) Nice plane!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 10:12 PM

Ditto Ripthorn, if it’s got a decent sharp blade maybe 75$ on Ebay where reality is different.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Don W

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 10:13 PM

Made after 1931. Probably worth $25-$35 in its current condition in my opinion.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 10:45 PM

I agree with don. Plus the screw on the front of the tote is not the correct one. It should look rounded over and it is steel.

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 10:58 PM

Thanks guys, I plan on doing just that. I am going to have to buy a new iron as it is really bad. Where would you buy a new iron and chip breaker?

-- Stay busy....Stay young

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Don W

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 11:05 PM

I’ll fix the iron if you’ll pay shipping,

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 03-04-2013 01:38 AM

I hear Hock Tools has a great iron/chipbreaker setup. APPARENTLY Lee Valley is supposed to start selling replacement irons in their new PM-V11 metal…would be interested to see if the metal lives up to the hype.

Anyone have the PM-V11 chisels?

-- - Tommy

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