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03-11-2015 02:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vintage tools stanley narex question

It’s hard to believe, I know.

I’ve just bought a Stanley Planer #8C, a set of 8 (vintage?) Extra Narex chisels (1/4 through 1-1/14) and three vintage Stanley Defiance chisels (3/8”, 1/2” and 5/8”) in a hardware store, ALL NEW.

The owner of the small hardware store where I bought them (in Caracas, Venezuela) told me he overlooked for decades several old tools he had at the rear of the store. Recently he found the tools and decided to sell them. Lucky me, I was there and he sold these tools as old stuff rather than collectibles.

I don’t know what to do with them :-) Will their value drop drastically if I use them? How could I prove they have not been used? Are these tools so good that it’s better to use them rather than selling them?

Anyway, I haven’t used them so far and I’m not in a hurry for selling them. Any suggestion wil be very welcomed.

Cheers!

Emilio

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 02:56 AM

No pics? Didn’t happen. There are rules. :)

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 03:19 AM

Sure, I’ll send some pictures tomorrow :-) but I only made some theoretical questions :-) cheers!

Emilio

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 03:27 PM

Ok guys, the pics…

I had to clean a bit of superficial rust from the plane with steel wool, but it needs a bit more work. Anyway, the photos are attached. I think it can be appreciated that the plane has never been used.

Info correction: the Stanley Defiance chisel sizes are not 3/8”, 1/2” and 5/8”, but 1/2”, 5/8” and 3/4”.

An Extra Narex chisel set of 4 chisels was on sale in eBay for $35 and did not sold out… I think I’m going to keep them…

Cheers!

Emilio

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 03:30 PM

That is amazing. I am super jealous.

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 03:32 PM

OK YOU SUCK!

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 04:34 PM

The moment you took them home they depreciated by at least 50%. Since they look like they’re in absolutely terrible condition I’m sure the value will only go down whether you use them or not. You had better cut your losses and sell them to me quick before they’re not worth anything!

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#7 posted 03-11-2015 04:39 PM

You lucky dog!
That’s the find of the day for sure.
Bill

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#8 posted 03-11-2015 04:44 PM

Damn that is in perfect condition. I wonder when it was made… have you checked the stanley type study? You can find it here:

http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/

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#9 posted 03-11-2015 04:46 PM

You lucky bastard. That’s beauty right there.

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#10 posted 03-11-2015 07:27 PM

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#11 posted 03-11-2015 10:46 PM


Damn that is in perfect condition. I wonder when it was made… have you checked the stanley type study? You can find it here:

http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/

- bobasaurus

Thanks for the link! According to the type study it is a type 19 plane, made between 1948 and 1961. Apparently before the mid 50’s because the cutter has an angular top instead of a rounded top.

Cheers!

Emilio

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#12 posted 03-11-2015 10:50 PM



The moment you took them home they depreciated by at least 50%. Since they look like they re in absolutely terrible condition I m sure the value will only go down whether you use them or not. You had better cut your losses and sell them to me quick before they re not worth anything!

- Rob

Please! Take them, I’ll pay you! :-) haha

-- Emilio

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#13 posted 03-12-2015 12:30 AM

that #8C was probably made in the early 60’s. If you’ve got the original box it may be worth something as a collector. Without the box, its probably not worth much more than a good user 8C. But a great find either way.

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