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interpim

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02-21-2009 03:53 AM

Just wondering if this is a good deal.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/1040464604.html

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 02-21-2009 04:01 AM

NO

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 04:09 AM

the plane is complete, has rust, but can be cleaned nicely…...you can make an offer. At Ebay is possible to find a good one for less.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 04:14 AM

I could clean and tune that plane in an hour. Looks like a good
find to me… though I’ve more enjoyed using the rarer skewed
rabbet planes myself.

I’ve never owned a no. 78 so I cannot say if it’s pleasurable to use
or not. I did have a 10 1/2 bench rabbet plane for awhile which
I liked quite a lot. If you’ve never had a rabbet plane or need one
for general carpentry the 78 is a good choice, and this one is cheap
and maybe close to you.

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 04:15 AM

Yeah, that’s a good deal…..take a look on this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Stanley-No-78-Duplex-Rabbet-Plane_W0QQitemZ310123009316QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item310123009316&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

plus $9.50 shipping

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#5 posted 02-21-2009 04:32 AM

I think that any Stanley plane for $18 is a steal as long as it can be made workable. You can’t even buy a made in China block plane for that price.

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#6 posted 02-21-2009 04:53 AM

$18 is a good deal if it’s all there. This one appears to be missing the depth stop though. I have one and find it handy from time to time for fitting edges into dados because I don’t have a shoulder plane. The fence comes in handy for that operation. These are not precion tools anyway because the mouth on them is way open.

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 06:22 AM

I saw that post last week or maybe the week before when it was $20… I guess there were no takers then.
Its’ an ok deal. You can find cheaper ones on eBay if you don’t mind doing a little work.

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 02:50 PM

I echo Chico
The depth stop is missing a new one can be had for a new bucks along with a thumb screw total about $12 landed at your home. My thumb screw does not fit the theards.

Look on the stanley parts website for the parts cost. Get some of the little cutters while you are at it. The cutters do the work by scoring the wood before the iron blows it away.

I’ll post the four page flyer link for the instructions than came with the tool.
I would look at it and offer $12 and walk at $15. Get some evaporust.

Don’t go higher than 15, he wants to get rid of it. He doesn’t know what he has. Even at $18 you will have it for 10 years or more. I have used it on white pine but my iron needs sharpening.

Tell him he made you drive across town for a complete tool and the depth stop is missing along with thw screw that should be worth $3.

Let us know what happens.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#9 posted 02-21-2009 03:14 PM

Look up in the woodshop.org
He has a good tutorial on Resurrecting a 78

Stanley Part#’s
The depth part is code 12-713-108-E-05 $10 There are some other parts in there too
the spur kit with like three spurs is 12-715-1
04E-61 $5
One spur is like $1.10 12078-606-A_26

The more I think about drive a hard bargain and still pay the $18 if he does not budge.

Annant or Groz has these but they are not $18.

Pm me I’ll send a hard copy of the directions.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#10 posted 02-23-2009 03:15 AM

So did you get the plane?

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#11 posted 02-23-2009 04:10 AM

I decided against it… the drive for me to get it is about 45 minutes, and with gas and time I didn’t think the $18 price tag was worth it after the replies i’ve seen here.

-- San Diego, CA

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#12 posted 02-23-2009 04:49 AM

Keep on the look out many have missing parts but you can still get the parts. For now…

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#13 posted 02-23-2009 05:05 AM

I have 2 of them and I don’t think I paid that much for either of them.

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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