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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 04-08-2013 07:15 PM 739 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardwootton

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04-08-2013 07:15 PM

I found a listing for a 605 Bedrock for 85 and a nice number 7 for 105 and it certainly seems like these are pretty good deals, right? Also, there is a Stanley 6C SW for sale but I’m not sure what the SW stands for.any help is appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 07:18 PM

Thats a great price for the bedrock, the #7 sounds like a decent deal (fair market), the SW stands for sweetheart. Id value the 6 arouns 75-100 in good condition.

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 07:29 PM

The SW planes are generally sought after planes——the 6C will probably be used less than the 605 or the 7, though. At least, I hardly ever use my 606 plane.

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 07:29 PM

Oh and ditto to what Stef said.

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 07:53 PM

Meh, I’ve only got $26 invested in my 605, why pay more?

Seriously, $85 would be a very good price for a ready to use 605, especially if it is a flat side. The $105 for the 7 is probably fair, not a great deal, but not overpriced, either. I’ll depart from the others and say $60-80 is a fair value on a good condition 6C, that size just doesn’t have the demand to keep prices up.

Unlike Brandon, my 606C gets regular use and is one of my favorite planes. It gets used for jointing and flattening smaller panels and boards. I don’t have a 7, however, and use the 606 & a 608 for the various tasks most people use their 7’s. Unless you have plane collecting disease like the rest of us, I’d say pick up either the 6 or 7 and forego the other until you have a use for it. For instance, if you do manual dimensioning of rough lumber, a #6 set up as a fore plane with a decent camber is a great tool for initial cross grain & scrub work.

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 07:57 PM

seems on the higher range of values for these 2.

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 12:01 AM

Its been said already. decent prices. I use my 606 a lot as well.

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