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Forum topic by Ub1chris posted 10-21-2014 02:23 AM 828 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2014 02:23 AM

I was browsing Craigsllist and saw this close to me. Its listed as a #72 and #74 which they obviously arent. They claim the sizes are 9 1/4” and 14” for the long one. The big one is prob a #5? The small one – ??? Someone more knowledgeable than me may know, and tell me if its worth the half hour drive to check them out.

Chris


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#1 posted 10-21-2014 02:34 AM

#4 probably. Those are the 2 most common and
useful bench planes. Anything around $40 for
the pair would likely be a good deal.

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 12:05 PM

the pictures are to small to really tell what they are. This may help some.

If they are quality planes like Stanley or Sargent etc, then Loren nailed it. If they have pressed frogs or damage then they are worth a lot less.

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

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 01:23 PM

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#4 posted 10-21-2014 02:19 PM

I don’t know how easy it is to find good quality vintage planes where you are, but these are not it. These are recent Stanley made planes. They can probably be tuned to work, but I’d find something of better quality if you want good users.

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#5 posted 10-22-2014 02:08 PM

I agree with Don. Those are not good quality planes. I wasn’t aware that Stanley changed the lateral adjuster style on the newer planes. I’d recommend being patient and keeping an eye open. You can often find good planes at garage/estate sales for really good prices.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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