|Forum topic by Rob||posted 157 days ago||1331 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
157 days ago
I don’t go to the pawn shop very often because the tools are usually priced higher than new, but I decided to visit one today to take a look at a DeWalt 735 planer that they posted on Craigslist. The last time I went, the place was pretty junky, but this time around they had really cleaned the place up. I was disappointed to see only a few tools in the front room where they’ve always had all of their power tools. But this time when I made it to the back room, it was pretty much entirely dedicated to tools—hand tools, air tools, and power tools. Apparently now they only keep a few “featured” tools toward the front. I walked around glancing at a few items and prices, but didn’t really find anything of any interest…until I came across a beat-up wooden case that was open but on a high enough shelf that I couldn’t quite see in without getting on my toes.
And man, did I like what I saw. I took each one out of the case and checked for obvious rust, nicks, etc., but at a glance everything looked like it had been well cared for (then again, I don’t know the first thing about old planes, so I could be completely wrong. :P). It was marked $59, but it had a tag on the side with a date of Jan 2014 so I offered $45. The guy at the cash register lied and said they just put it on the shelf yesterday and countered at $55. I thought about calling him on the lie but just asked if he could do $50, which was what I was originally hoping to get it for. He said he could make that work.
Check out the haul in my pictures (update: also added pictures below).
If anyone has any info on this set or has an idea how old it is, given the case, I’d appreciate the history lesson! It kills me to think someone probably pawned the whole lot for a pack of cigs, but I’ll give these planes a good home. Now I just have to learn to set them up and sharpen, maintain, and use them.
Awesome old wooden case
The goodies inside
Stanley No. 9-1/4
Uh-oh…someone removed it!