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Forum topic by Aodskate posted 10-20-2014 01:24 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Aodskate

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10-20-2014 01:24 PM

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Long time reader first time poster. This tool set is for sale in my town along with the complete stanley manual for it. I’m just wondering a reasonable ammount to offer so I don’t over pay. Everything seems in good condition I not a collector I will be using these.


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 01:44 PM

I probably wouldn’t go over 50-75 for it. The bullnose plane and the surforms (cheese grater thingys) aren’t terribly helpful in day to day woodworking. Looks like theres a #4, 5, 220, and 9 1/2 there for planes that are all useful, the squares and braces look to be good as well.

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 01:50 PM

First things first—I assume you’re using the term “kit” in the loosest sense.
The tools pictured above are not part of any organized offering from Stanley.

Moreover, not all are from the 1930s.
The (2) Surform © rasps, for example, were not introduced till 1956.
In other words, there is no manual for this set of tools.

The bit braces are lower-end models (note exposed ratchet mechanisms), at least one of the block planes appears to be very late vintage, and the bullnose plane (looks to be a #75) is largely considered to be one of Stanley’s biggest duds.

Assuming the planes are in good condition, the most I would offer for this assortment is 35-40 dollars.

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 12:12 PM

I agree with Doc, and it looks like the plane on the left is a Handyman. That decreases the value even more. If that is a handyman, drop Doc’s numbers by $10. Other than the planes, the rest of the items are $2 and $3 flea market items.

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#4 posted 10-21-2014 12:36 PM

I would say 50 to 75 but I allways say it depends how bad you want something. good day to you and good luck on your buy

-- Punk in PA

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