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Sandra

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398 days ago

Good morning,

Be still my beating heart. I just found this on Kijiji and it’s about a 10 minute drive from me.
I’m just new new new as far as hand tools go, hoping someone was awake this morning and could look at these pictures.
I see one that looks like it says Made in Canada, a Stanley, I think that the little red one is one of those cheaper handyman ones. But in one of the pictures, to the far right, looks like a spokeshave?? I’m not thinking any of these are the find of the century, but for 15$, why not?

I emailed the seller, and will head out this morning if they’re not sold.

http://fredericton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-tools-hand-tools-Assorted-hand-planes-W0QQAdIdZ462268394

Thanks

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 398 days ago

I am not a hand tool person, but I do think it would be worth your time to go look. When dealing with tools, first make sure they have been maintained. The pictures look good. Check the blade. Check the feel. You have to be comfortable holding it. Some tool designs just don’t fi

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Sandra

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#2 posted 398 days ago

Thanks Monte. Hope you’re enjoying your morning.

S

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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racerglen

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#3 posted 398 days ago

Yes that’s a spokeshave off to the right..Sandra I don’t think you can go wrong at that
price even if there’s a ton of work required, getting one for $15 would be a deal and what I see in the pictures looks prety good !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Sandra

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#4 posted 398 days ago

Thanks Glen,
I’m hoping they’re still there. Waiting to hear from the seller.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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joein10asee

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#5 posted 398 days ago

You were warned that this would become an “addiction”.
Yes, dear child… it starts with a slow fever… And so it begins…

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Sandra

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#6 posted 398 days ago

No doctah, NOOOOO!!!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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boxcarmarty

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#7 posted 398 days ago

Sandra, They all look like they have blades and complete. Just check the souls to make sure they aren’t cracked. And even if one or two are, the price is still well worth it. Looks like there is even a little Stanley block plane that you wanted. Good luck…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 398 days ago

Just went back and looked again. They Want $15 each… Good price if in good shape. Look them over well…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Bernie

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#9 posted 398 days ago

Heck – If you buy them at $15 each and you don’t want them latter, let me know. Next time I visit family in the Moncton area, I’ll meet you at Cora’s in Fredericton, buy you and your family breakfast and pay you $20 for the ones you don’t want.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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bandit571

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#10 posted 398 days ago

Not too bad a group of planes, looks like my little family

Prices aren’t too bad, not great, but not bad. That Gray with the black handles is a Stanley Handyman #1205 Jack plane, and that one with the funny lever cap, with a bolt in it, is a Dunlap #5. Decent users, once sharpened back up.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 397 days ago

Anyone of the planes is worth 15 bucks! Dave Barden did a blog re reconditioning through electrolysis. There are a few more that are interesting and informative about reconditioning old tools.

Next stop is Diston Handsaws?

How goes the joinery?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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JayT

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#12 posted 397 days ago

I’ll cast the dissenting vote, here. $15 is probably fair for most of those, but from the pictures all look like lower line planes—one of the #5’s is for sure a Handyman and the others look about the same level. Compare the painted totes with their hard edges to the ones you got from the other LJ’s and the Bailey you purchased, which ones look more comfortable ot use? That will carry over to the rest of the planes, as well, the parts are just not as carefully made and are of lower end materials and workmanship.

The only ones that I would consider spending $15 on would be the #4 next to the blocks with the broken tote or the late model Bailey in pic 6 (if you just have to have a #4 similar to your current two) and the two block planes that look like maybe #220’s (the one half cut off in pic 8 and the similar one you can just see the back part of in pic 7). I am totally unsure of what the #5 size with the poorly made replacedment tote in pic 5 is, so hopefully someone else can weigh in on that one.

Like I said, $15 is probably fair for most of these, and if you want a #5 jack to play with and learn on, the one in pic 3 or even the Handyman in pic 4 might be OK. I don’t know how prices are in Canada, but around here I can find Bailey #5’s freqently for $20-25 or so that are much better built than anything in those pictures.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Sandra

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#13 posted 397 days ago

Thanks, I really do value the opinions on both sides.

Prices here are generally higher, but just the geographic considerations make 15$ seem pretty good. The guy got back to me, I’ll hopefully be able to get there tomorrow.

S

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 397 days ago

When viewing them, be sure to speak out loud of any imperfections. ie, rust, paint/japaning missing/chips, broken totes, soles not flat, etc. These would be bargaining chips for a reduced price. Try not to price them individually, but rather as a grouping, again for a lower overall purchase price. If you can, find out if there has been any other perspective buyers. If there has been little or no intrest, then an offer lower than asking price is advisable.

Good luck on adding to your plane arsenal!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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ShaneA

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#15 posted 397 days ago

If they are $15 each, honestly nothing in there excited me at that price point. Not that they are horrible. There will be a lot of work involved for what will be a marginal plane. For just slightly more, you would be able to get Bailey or similar quality planes, that will require less work and yield better results.

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