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tirebob

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 04:10 PM

I found one of these myself a few weeks back and quickly scored it for $10.00. Virtually new condition. I have a bunch of planes around this size already so I gave it to a friend of mine who I knew would appreciate it and tune it up to use daily. It is a really nice tool. There are some great deals on these because so many of the pickers just walk by anything that doesn’t say ‘Stanley’ on it, but the pre-WW2 stuff like this is just as good, just not as ‘collectible’... As a matter of fact, at the flea market I scored this one at, some guy darn near trampled me shoving past to get to a 70’s/80’s era junk Stanley #5-1/4 that was seriously messed up, hollering to his wife “it’s a Stanley!” and giving the guy $25.00 for it in pretty much parts condition at best, while not even looking twice at the MF plane I grabbed beside it for $10.00…

They are a great opportunity for someone trying to assemble some quality workers at a great deal!

Here is a small study on identifying your MF plane I found while looking for info…

http://oldtoolheaven.com/bench/benchtypes.htm

Here is a pic of my score…


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