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Forum topic by harum posted 02-15-2014 08:41 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2014 08:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane refurbishing hand tools stanley rust

Hello! Was wondering if this plane (Bailey, no. 4 Stanley) is worth $18 that is asked for it? Would like to restore it to use it, but not sure if it is reasonable. The sole is rusty but no gauges and it is flat. Please see the photos:

Thanks!

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 08:43 PM

Yep. It’ll clean up nice.

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 08:49 PM

id buy it for $18.

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 09:06 PM

Get it.
Bill

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#4 posted 02-15-2014 09:09 PM

Heck yeah, especially with no shipping costs!

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#5 posted 02-15-2014 09:09 PM

Thanks for the replies. Is it possible to say what year it is?

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#6 posted 02-15-2014 09:13 PM

Maybe a TYPE 17 or so, I’d guess. But that’s a guess.

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#7 posted 02-15-2014 09:49 PM

Got it. Type 17 is 1942-45, should be a better plane than my current one made recently. Will start with cleaning the sole tonight.

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.

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#8 posted 02-15-2014 10:08 PM

nice grab for $18!

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#9 posted 02-15-2014 11:34 PM

That’s a good deal. If you spend the time to get that plane tuned up it should be quite sweet. I have one that is nearly identical to that one, and for years it was my go-to plane.

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#10 posted 02-15-2014 11:43 PM

Does it have a sister?

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#11 posted 02-15-2014 11:46 PM

YES!
Soak it in EvapoRust to get the rust off.

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#12 posted 02-16-2014 12:24 AM

Yes, will try Evaporust. I also saw two other planes: probably, a jack and another No.4: they were much rustier with bubbles of rust all over. The rusty No. 4, viewed en face, had what looked like a shallow, about 1/2” wide rabbet on the right side. Don’t know if this is by design or due to damage—haven’t held it to see what it is.

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.

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#13 posted 02-21-2014 09:40 AM

It is identical to mind which I inherited from my father. I would guess mine is about 50 years old

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#14 posted 02-21-2014 02:34 PM

harum, Evaporust works quite well. But it leaves a grayish haze to the metal that you need to wire-brush off. And you need to be patient and let the parts soak in it. My favorite part is that it’s enviro-friendly, doesn’t have noxious fumes and it works well past the point where it becomes as thick as motor oil from all the gunk in it.

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#15 posted 02-21-2014 02:38 PM

And yes, $18.00 for your #4 is a fantastic bargain. It looks to be in great shape, the rosewood tote/knob are intact and it has a brass adjustment wheel. All good things.

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