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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 04-16-2014 10:56 PM 676 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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athomas5009

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04-16-2014 10:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane stanley bailey

I currently have a beat on 3 Stanley Baily planes in my area. A No 4 smoother $35, a No 5 jack $45 and a No 7 jointer $80. I told the seller I was interested in all 3 and asked what kind of deal he could make me. The seller knocked $10 off the top and said I could have them for $150. So is $150 for these 3 planes a killer deall, honest price or not worth it. According to the seller they are all in working order and in good shape. The only damage is a chip on the top/rear of the iron on the No 5.

Here are the links to all 3.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/tls/4395353589.html

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/tls/4390565293.html

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/tls/4390554785.html

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 11:05 PM

$150 for all three is a fair price. Not a tremendous deal, but on the low side of the average range. Considering all three are in good shape and don’t require any restoration, they would make a very good set of users.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 11:13 PM

All three look to be in pretty good condition.

The No.5 looks like a type 10, the 4 and 7 probably later models.

That pricing is not too bad. If I was buying all three, I’d try to get him down a little bit more. The No.7 for $80 is what I would expect to pay for a ready-to-go jointer, clean, sharp and tuned.

Bottom line is, looks like a pretty good deal to me. Try to get another $10-20 knocked off and you’ll get a ‘YOU SUCK’ from me.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 11:16 PM

I looked at the ads again. Looks like the No.4 is a type 19(?) and the No.7 is a type 15(?)

My best guesses with low res pictures.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 11:40 PM

Yeah I was hoping to get them all for 125 but that doesn’t look possible. I’ll probably let him stew over night and try to get him down to 140

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 11:45 PM

Don’t wait, see if he’ll take $140 tonight. Then jump.

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 11:49 PM

The Stanley No. 5 is the best deal, as it’s a 1902 patent date. The No. 7 and No. 4 are overpriced. You can read all about how to find old tools on my blog.

Here’s my video on buying handplanes:

http://woodandshop.com/woodworking-hand-tool-buying-guide-handplanes/

And here’s my blog post on how to choose a vintage metal hand plane: http://woodandshop.com/how-to-choose-a-vintage-metal-hand-plane/

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials: http://WoodAndShop.com

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