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Forum topic by Diamondmike posted 12-15-2014 12:08 AM 1139 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Diamondmike

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12-15-2014 12:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: carving tool plane

I have a complete set of Stanley Bailey hand planers left from my deceased father in law… I have an idea what they are worth a piece but I have someone who wants to buy the whole set and am not sure what price range to quote… Added some pics…. Any help would be appreciated… Thanks


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ksSlim

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 12:53 AM

If the offer is less $400 walk off.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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sikrap

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 01:37 AM

It’s very, very difficult to assess value based on those pictures. It looks like there are a couple of fairly valuable planes there, but there are a lot that aren’t worth very much and we don’t kn I w what kind of condition they’re in. Value also varies depending on your area. Here in the Northeast, tools bring lower prices than in the Southwest, for example. Where are you locared?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 02:19 AM

My guesstimate would be somewhere near $500-$700 but again like already stated its very hard to discern much from those photo’s.

Paul

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 05:22 AM

Here is a range for most Stanley bench planes in OK condition, nothing missing or cracked, good bit of rust but no boat anchors, and assuming no super oldies If one has a solid brass adjuster is really really old and you should think about selling it separate.

3 $60-40
4,5 $50-25
6 $65-50
7$100-75
8 $170-90 very dependent on blade length. Nice blades are an easy $50.
I think I can spot one 4 1/2 $120-70 same for 5 1/2.

The 10 150-100, If its a 10 1/4 ~1500-300 collectable, very dependent on condition of wood.

Random colorful block $10-0
Block with an adjustable mouth $35-20
Looks like you got a 140 in there 120-80, Needs to be complete with decent length blade. Typically missing side plate and side screws. Original screws have vertical knurling and were never brass. Brass == replacement.

Like said before, prices are dependent on area. These are what you can expect on ebay including shipping.

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Diamondmike

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 06:15 PM

Thank you everyone for your replies… Actually helped a great deal…. I am located in the northwest…. I will have to get some better pics of the ones I think are of most value also want to note that most are stamped 1902-1910 as well as earlier dates if that makes a difference.??

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summerfi

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 07:16 PM

Hey Mike, please don’t take this as a criticism, because it’s not intended that way at all. It’s just a suggestion intended to be helpful. When referring to these tools, call them planes or hand planes rather than planers. To hand plane enthusiasts, the term planer is like fingernails on a chalkboard, and is a clear tip-off that the seller isn’t knowledge about the tools. Planer more commonly refers to the power tool used for dressing lumber to a desired thickiness.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 09:35 PM

My WAG for the lot is closer to $800.

Deycart has eagle eyes.

Bob speaks the truth.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 12-17-2014 03:06 AM

Where are you located. The ability to look at them could increase the value substantially. My reason for buying would be to clean up, restore and resell, so I’d pay less than the guy who just wants users. Finding a guy who just wants users to buy the whole set would be much more difficult IMHO. So breaking up the set would maximize the profit, but increase the needed attention.

+2 to Bobs statement as well.

The other thing that intrigues me is, how are they hung up? Hanging holes decrease the value, and I hope they are not hung by the mouth!

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

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Diamondmike

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#9 posted 12-17-2014 03:55 AM

Ok….. I get you on hand plane versus planers… My mistake…. I wasn’t trying to sell on this site…. I was simply looking for answers to the worth…..thanks for the input…if someone wants better pics I can post them….. I hope you all have a plaintiff’s full Christmas… Jeez

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 12-17-2014 04:41 AM


I hope you all have a plaintiff s full Christmas… Jeez

- Diamondmike

What does that mean? Should I wish a Defendant’s full Christmas in return?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Don W

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#11 posted 12-17-2014 12:38 PM


I hope you all have a plaintiff s full Christmas… Jeez

- Diamondmike

What does that mean? Should I wish a Defendant s full Christmas in return?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

I to thought we were just helping as well. There is nothing wrong with selling on this site, but it helps to be cordial. Maybe I also misunderstood the “jeez”

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

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