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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 10-07-2014 07:44 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasWoods

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10-07-2014 07:44 PM

Hey all so in trying to keep my budget down on getting my first hand tools (thank you too EricF and JayT). I decided to go look around the local antique mall and found tons of planes. I have a lot of pictures but will try to only post a few if you need to see more let me know.

Any help on if any of these planes are worth buying or a good price to get and restore a little would be great.

I also found a lot of all wood planes use for jointing I think? You can see them in the background of one pick.

Stanley #6 priced at $49.99 (seems overpriced with a broken handle (see picture below this one))

This is the same stanley #6 but I think the handle has a piece broken off of it.


This one I have no clue wat it was only markings were that it was made in USA (price $15

Said it was a Stanley #27 For $35 each. There was two of them.


You can kind of see the other hand planes I mentioned in this photo in the top left hand corner.

-- Colorado Springs, CO


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Don W

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 11:28 PM

They seem a bit overpriced to me. I’d ask if the price is negotiable. If it isn’t keep walking, if you can get the #6 for $25 id take it home.

The $15plane looks like a defiance. I’d need more pictures, but if its in good shape I wouldn’t pay over $10.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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sikrap

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 11:57 PM

I also think they’re a tad overpriced, but a LOT depends on where you live and how common tools are. I would think you could get a #6 from lone of the sellers around here for that money and you could put it to work when you took it out of the box. You’d also know that there wasn’t anything wrong with it. My $.02

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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LucasWoods

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 12:43 AM

Thank you all for the info and help! Here are some more pictures.
Stanley #6
pics.
Stanley #26. They want $35 each




This is a stanley but I have no clue what ($39)


-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#4 posted 10-08-2014 11:13 AM

If you’re looking for a set of users I’d stay away from the transitionals until you really understand how to tune and adjust a bench plane. They can work well but can be finicky.

As Dave stated, prices very depending on region, but if you search eBay for sold listings it will give a pretty good indication of value.

I wouldn’t pay $35 for a #26 or #27.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 10-08-2014 12:08 PM

I have a #26, I think I paid around $15 for it, it was in OK condition. It mostly collects dust on the shelf as I use my #5 instead. It’s all sharpened and takes a nice shaving, but I prefer the heft of the #5.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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LucasWoods

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#6 posted 10-08-2014 12:08 PM

Thank you don. And yes I am just looking for a user I can clean up.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#7 posted 10-08-2014 02:06 PM

The last one looks like it might be a #3, Type 12. If its all tuned up, sharpened and ready to go to work, $39 is a good price. If you’re going to have to clean/tune/flatten/sharpen…not so much. $35 is too much for the transitionals.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 09:44 PM

I haven’t had any luck at the antique malls around me. There are a few within 5-10 miles of me and they have plenty of planes but they are all a mix of overpriced, poor quality/incomplete, or crappy brands. The last time I went I found a craftsman jack plane that was rusted beyond repair for $45. There was a 4 1/2 Stanley (which I’d love to have), but it was $55, there was a huge chunk out of the frog, and it was missing the iron, chip breaker, and cap! I’m not sure if the Utah market is inflated or if the people selling at those antique malls aren’t in touch with reality but its it’s annoying either way. I only stumbled on the joy of planes a few months ago so maybe I caught them at a bad time. I have had great luck with estate sales and auctions so I can’t complain too much.

Sorry I didn’t add insight to the question, I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to vent on the subject.

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