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Don Broussard

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07-05-2013 02:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 45 hand tools galoot

Does any LJ have an “extra” set of Stanley No. 45 cutters they’d like to sell? I got a 45 recently and it only had the 3/4” dado cutter with it. I like the 3/4” cutter, but it’s probably not the one I would have chosen to practice using the 45 with. I have bid on a few sets on the bay recently and got sniped at the end.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 02:35 PM

I see sets of these cutters on Ebay fairly frequently.

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 02:38 PM

Charles—I have been looking for them on eBay, and I’ve bid on three sets in the last two weeks and lost all three of them at the close of bidding. Looks like they’re going for about $60 or so for a complete set of 23 (I think) cutters; more if they come in the original wooden box.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 03:09 PM

yeah, a complete set in original boxes is probably going to go for around that… could maybe try to pretend to buy a really rough #45 that comes with a full set of irons, and then tell yourself you’re going to sell the plane… (of course, that strategy never works for me… bought an auction of parts just to get a #46 fence screw, saying I’d sell the rest… well, I didn’t lol)

I may have a spare cutter or two from that parts auction I won… Otherwise, you might just have to start buying irons one or two at a time, until you’ve got a set. Will end up paying more overall, but at least it’s spread out

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 03:51 PM

Don look at sniping on eBay. I got so sick of loosing items by snipers I started sniping.

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 06:03 PM

@Dave—Is there a sniping tutorial on eBay (half joking)? Maybe a “Sniping for Dummies” book? I usually just set my maximum bid, and if somebody wants it more, they can have it. It’s just frustrating when you’re winning the bid within your budget and somebody snatches it away 15 seconds before the bid is closed.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 06:21 PM

Ask the seller if there’s a Buy it Now option and you have this much
for their product and sometimes you score.
:)

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 06:51 PM

@waho—Good idea. I might try that. I have looked at some with Buy it Now flags, but I had not considered asking the seller if he might take that option if offered. Thanks for the tip!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 06:56 PM

You’re welcome Don.

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#9 posted 07-06-2013 01:01 AM

The cutters can get to a pretty ridiculously high price on ebay, I’ve been trying for awhile now to find some at decent price. You can get cutters from lee valley, their replacement cutters for the veritas small plow plane.

I think I might just buy some O1 tool steel and make some blades of my own.

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#10 posted 07-06-2013 01:16 AM

Zillions of lost souls are searching feebay for cutters. You need to broaden the scope of your search. Did you check under the couch? Behind the TV? I sold auger bits for four years and every time I thought I was done I’d open a drawer or closet and find more. I’ve still got a few dozen to go. Now 45 cutters, they’re a bit harder but they’re out there. Did you try looking on the dining room table? That’s where I found these:

They were nestled in here somewhere:

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#11 posted 07-06-2013 02:47 AM

@Wally—Making your own is always an option. I would have trouble cutting the profiles on the ogees and the beading cutters. I think my best plan is to acquire some. I applaud you for making your own.

@JustJoe—I did check the sofa cushions and I did find some loose change, a missing remote control, one sock, some French fries and my pocket knife, but not a single Stanley No. 45 cutter. Think I’ll either stick with eBay or look in your shop for some of those cutters.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#12 posted 07-06-2013 01:03 PM

Don I use jbid. Its easy. Find the item, set max snipe bid. Let it go.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 07-06-2013 03:31 PM

Anyone ever used the Stanley 45 cutters produced by St James Tool co in Arizona? They’re supposed to be a perfect fit, and offered on eBay on a ‘Buy-It-Now’ listing, so no worry about snipers.

I’ve wondered if it’s worth springing for a set. I bought scrapers from them, quite happy with those!

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#14 posted 07-06-2013 03:40 PM

I’ve never understood sniping. In the jbid demo, the user enters $106.79 as his sniping price on a $100 bid item. Presumably, the program jumps in at the last moment and bids $106.79. How is that different than just setting your maximum bid at $106.79 right on ebay?

I’ve been “sniped” before, but all that means is that somebody entered a higher maximum bid than I did, later than I did. This could have happened with days left in the auction. I don’t see that doing it in the closing seconds changes anything, or has any relevance. Sure, it doesn’t give me a chance to respond, but if I’m already at my maximum bid, I’m not going to respond (in theory). If I do respond, and raise my bid, that means I wasn’t at my maximum bid in the first place.

Anyway, sorry no help on finding 45 cutters.

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Don Broussard

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#15 posted 07-06-2013 03:43 PM

@Dave—I’ll take a look at ibid. Thanks for that tip! I got a PM from another LJ suggesting another program to check out too.

@PK—I looked on eBay and did not find the St. James Tool Company listed, but I did find their web site. I sent them an e-mail inquiring about the cutters. I’ll post back here when I hear back from them on the suitability of using their product/s on the No. 45 as well as pricing.

EDIT—The St. James Bay Tool Company’s web site has a separate page listing Stanley replacement parts (http://www.stjamesbaytoolco.com/stanley.html). They do have one listing for a 14-piece set of Stanley No. 45 replacement “rabbit” cutters at $140 excluding shipping.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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