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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 188 days ago 543 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigJohn

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188 days ago

Bought this the other day, seems complete and in excellent condition. It is a sweetheart type. I never had one with the fine adjustment on the fence. Really useful.
I paid $125 seems like a good deal.
Thoughts?


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dowdstools

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#1 posted 187 days ago

The only thing you are missing is the original screwdriver, which was pretty useless in the configuration they used. All told, though, I’d say you got a reasonable deal and a very solid working tool.

Lynn

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Bill White

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#2 posted 187 days ago

I want it. I want it. I want it.
Good haul.
Do those darned things come with instructions?
Seems like they are a complete WWing system, but w/o a guide book…...?
Wish I had that setup.
Bill

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 187 days ago

Congrats, I think you did well. I’m still looking for mine.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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WayneC

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#4 posted 187 days ago

Very nice find and a good price. You can find manuals for combination planes on this page. :)

http://www.tooltrip.com/tooltrip9/stanley/comb-planes/stan-com.htm

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poopiekat

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#5 posted 187 days ago

Well.. you are missing the original box, which adds some value to the ensemble. It looks like you scored a very nice example! Congrats, use it well!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Mosquito

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#6 posted 187 days ago

I’d say you got a good deal. Not outstanding, but certainly a little below “market value” so to speak. Looks to be in fairly good shape already. Nice score.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Klickitat

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#7 posted 186 days ago

I started looking for one today and want to know what a fair price to pay for one is. I want to use it so I do not care about a box or original screw driver and what not. I want one that is in excellent working order.

What is a fair price?

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Ron Harper

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#8 posted 176 days ago

You can find manual reprints on the web. The forty five and the fifty five are more than a little “fussy”. If you don’t mind that They do work …Klickitat. With patience you can find them on the bay for less tan a hundred without the box. Sweetheart models bring more

-- Ron in Kokomo

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