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Forum topic by emiliof posted 04-28-2015 06:38 PM 1313 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2015 06:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: skil planer vintage

I just bought what I would call a rarity.

It´s a Skil planer model 100, type 4, 7.5 amp… NEW!

Here´s the story: I bought it from the daughter of a deceased woodworker who had two of these planers. The first one (type 3, 5.5 amp) never failed so he never had to use the second one (type 4, 7.5 amp), which still was in its box… this guy thought he would live for 300 years… cruel joke, sorry… I bought both, actually, for peanuts…

Here is the “new” one. Not a single speck of sawdust on it or within the motor or carcass. You can even see spots of the original grease, clean grease, they put in it at the factory. With accessories, hopefully all of them, and manual.

Here is the used one, in working order. It feels balanced and smooth when switched on. No accesories.

How cool is that? I did not know how valuable they are, until I searched for them in eBay! I almost fainted when I saw the prices of similar planers. Of course, now I want to sell them, but first I will try to learn a bit more about them, you know, their value and stuff…

Cheers!

Emilio

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 11:55 PM

Unless you need money or not into starting a tool collection I would suggest you keep them.

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 12:29 AM

Thanks Bruce, that is definitely an option, cheers!

Emilio

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#3 posted 03-22-2016 06:02 AM

Available?

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 02:11 PM

Yes, I still have both Skil 100 planers… The problem is, I do not have the faintest idea about how to price the “new” one. By “new” I mean never used, I think they call this kind of items “new old stuff”. I haven’t seen any “new” Skil 100 planer on eBay yet. This specific type of Skil planer comes with a carbide blade, which, in my planer, has never touched wood. A used Skil 100 planer in mint condition can be sold over $1000 but, How much can I ask for a “new” one? What is the bonus paid by collectors for a “new” one in its original box? No idea.

The used one apparently can be sold between $300 and $700 according to prices I’ve seen on eBay for items that look like mine (I am not an expert whatsoever).

Cheers!

Emilio

-- Emilio

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 01:13 AM

As of today, there are 5 of these on Ebay. One is listed at $775, one at $748, one at $749, one at $989 (includes a fence for jointing edges) and one at $749 Canadian, which is supposed to be about $537 U.S.. Some of them include cases and manuals, and all have $15 to $30 shipping added on.

Don’t know whether they will sell at those prices, or whether they might even be bid higher. One is 5.5 amps, the others 7.5 amps. The $989 one looks pretty worn and a bit shabby.

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#6 posted 03-24-2016 02:43 AM

That new one is bound to fetch more than any 100 ever has, the really sad part is how much these are worth, only because Skil no longer produces quality tools (save for the 77 & maybe the worm drive table saw – time will tell). If they never changed the design, they’d be ~$200 new today and half that used.

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