"lot of 43 wood molding bench and plow planes - $200"

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Forum topic by SeattleD posted 07-04-2013 09:50 PM 1406 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2013 09:50 PM

Came across this listing on Craigslist. I know virtually nothing about planes of this type, and THIS IS NOT MY AD, but I thought those here who are into hand tools might find it of interest: Don’t know if this is a good price or not, but again, FYI!

-- David

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 07-11-2013 03:00 AM

Craigslist here seems to be devoid of any interesting tools.

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 01:13 AM

What gets me about CL is the abysmal condition of most of the tools, how so many of the posters don’t even bother to remove the piles of CRAP from the tops of things like table saws before taking a picture, and how so many don’t even HAVE pictures, like that’s a problem these days with every cell phone having a workable digital camera. That accounts for about 50%. The other half will simply say “Table saw”, without listing make, let alone model. Oh yes, and every poster thinks they’re going to RETIRE on the proceeds of their 25 year old tool. IT’S OLD, IT’S RUSTY, AND IT’S COVERED WITH DIRT AND JUNK! Sorry, but 95% of NEW isn’t a DEAL!

-- David

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 01:23 AM

It’s not a great price, most of them are in crappy shape. Condition and the maker are the two biggest factors in figuring value on them. I would pass, to many with issues.

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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#4 posted 07-12-2013 01:32 AM

i’m going to disagree. If all of the irons are there and not rusted, these are worth $200. That’s $5 each. Try to find molding planes for $5. Split up, these would go for $15 – $25 Each.

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 04:54 PM

I agree with Tbolt. Those planes look to be in poor shape, some are clearly not usable. I would rather spend 200 bucks on 3 or 4 excellent condition moulding planes from a reputable dealer that will take little effort to get them up and planning than a $200 lot of planes at 5 bucks each and end up with a few that are usable after hours of work. I suggest buying moulding planes as you need them rather than in cobbled together lots that contain planes in various conditions, with out irons or missing wedges.

Just my $0.02 worth.

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