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Forum topic by jimig11 posted 327 days ago 710 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimig11

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327 days ago

Hi all,
I am still a novice wood worker but my skills and in turn tool collection is growing rapidly, I am moving into hand planes at the moment and I am sure you can all appreciate they freaking expensive. I seen this guy being sold local to me

1910 – STANLEY JACK WOOD PLANE – BAILEY#7 This a 1910 Stanley wood jointer plane.
It is 22’ long by 3” wide.
All Original parts (including blade) and finish.
Still works!
One small chip on wooden handle.
Asking $125.00 pick up only.

I am wondering though is this a good deal or not? The fact the seller calls it a “wood jointer plane” and claims “it still works!” means I am dealing with someone who either inherited this tool or bought it in an auction lot. Taking that on board I could drop him to $90-$100. I know vintage planes are a gamble if you don’t know what to look for, so any advice would be gold.
Cheers
James


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WayneC

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#1 posted 327 days ago

I purchased a 607 Bedrock on ebay for the asking price recently.

With a 1910 patent date it puts it in the sweetheart range so it is the age you should be looking for. I would think a good deal would be in the $50-60 range unless the plane is pristine.

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#2 posted 327 days ago

Also it is hard to say without seeing the plane.

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#3 posted 327 days ago

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#4 posted 327 days ago

Unless it is in mint condition and you want it as a collector’s item, $125 is WAY too high. You can pick up a perfectly decent user #7 on eBay in the $40-$50 dollar range all day long. About all you need to look for is that all the parts are there, the bed isn’t cracked, and the mouth is in decent shape.

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#5 posted 327 days ago

If its really a 1910, then its a type 11. A type 11 is a great user and has a little collector value. In my opinion it would have to be in really really nice shape to be worth $125.

There is a type 2 (old and extreme collector value) for $125 BIN right now on ebay.

Depending on condition, I would value it at $35 (japanning in bad shape and wood needs work) to $90 in very nice shape and ready to work.

Here is one that just sold for $72 with shipping, and I think this one went high.

You must also think of the value of being able to hold it in your hands, look at it and see it before buying. If your looking for a user, don’t like yo browse antique malls and flea markets, then its probably worth a little more to not waste more time looking. I still wouldn’t think much over $90 would be warranted.

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Don W

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#6 posted 327 days ago

wow, you guys type fast!!

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#7 posted 327 days ago

Thank you all so much for the sage advice, had no idea you could get jack planes so cheap! off to ebay I go!

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#8 posted 327 days ago

jack planes can be had very cheap, usually. Jointer planes are generally a little more. That was the other thing I saw in that posting, they called it a Jack first, and a jointer later…

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 327 days ago

Little terminology here, 7&8 joiner, 5&6 jack or try, 1-4 smoother. Ignoring fractionals. The collective will prabably elaborate on this.

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#10 posted 327 days ago

you might see 5 as Jack and 6 as fore planes.

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WayneC

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#11 posted 327 days ago

On eBay you have to be careful of condition, missing parts, etc. Also watch shipping fees. I tend to use ebay for hard to find planes because of the added shipping costs.

If you’re looking for a common plane such as a jack plane, I prefer flea markets, antique street fairs and antique stores. You get to inspect the merchandise. As a tip, I always ask the price before picking the item up, inspect it then negotiate down from there.

Looking for a 1910 patent date on the body of stanley bailey plane is a good tip as well. Either a single 1910 date or 1910 with two 1902 patent dates. These are well made planes that are fully featured. 600 series planes are Bedrocks if you run across them they are Stanley’s top of the line bench planes. If you are not aware there are type studies that identify the age and features of the planes.

http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/

And the blood and gore site for comprehensive descriptions of Stanley Planes
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

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JustJoe

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#12 posted 327 days ago

It is 22’ long by 3” wide.

That would be Stanley’s rarest tool ever and the value would be in the thousands. For that price I’d borrow the longest trailer you can find and rush on over.

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#13 posted 327 days ago

lol

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#14 posted 327 days ago

here s one $75 delivered to your door. Its not mine, I just happened to see it. May need some tote repair.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nice-Stanley-Bailey-7-Wood-Plane-corrugated-/190921290809?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c73cbb439

I agree with Wayne though, flea markets, antique shows and antique stores are the best bet.

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#15 posted 327 days ago

What Wayne, Charlie, and Don said

Unless it is PERFECT condition with the box and reciept it is far to much. Around 50 to 75 IMHO

Arlin

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