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Forum topic by amagineer posted 12-17-2013 08:48 PM 1512 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2013 08:48 PM

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I just acquired these three hand planes;
Stanley————5-1/2 bailey type 11
Harris Tool——- raised panel 14”
Knight tool——- 14” Jack
I was looking for advice on refinishing the Stanley.
The Harris Tool did not come with the iron. Where can I get a replacement iron? There was a 2” “Record” iron in the box but it doesn’t fit the plane.
Also, does anyone have any idea the value of these planes?
Thanks Don

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#1 posted 12-17-2013 08:51 PM

Not a better guide out there then this one.

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 08:59 PM

Because of the low know and plain lever cap, the #5 1/2 is a T11 or earlier. If there’s no lateral adjustment lever (hard to tell from the pics) it’s a T4 or earlier and would then have collector value.

If there is a lateral adjuster, it’s in the $35 – $65 range as a complete user tool. Upper end of that range as the #5 1/2 is less common of the bench planes. Not rare, just less common.

Others will disagree, ebay holds the key to actual value. :-)

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 09:14 PM

I think the Arris is a poorly stamped Harris. Harris Tools were made in central/south america and sold at certain online boutique tool stores within the last decade. I recognize the tree logo, I don’t remember quality as being that good. I don’t know if they are still in business or not. If you figure out the exact type/size blade you need then someplace like Hock might make a custom one for you.

The Knight plane – if that’s Steve Knight, might be worth some $. I’m not familiar with the newer makers like him and don’t know if that’s one he made or a kit he sold, but you might try googling around for more info before tossing it on the user shelf.

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