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I have an Atkins crosscut saw that belonged to my grandfather. There is a brass button on the handle that says 1887, also there are some nice relief carvings on the handle. I don't know this mfgr. Is there a great deal of value in this saw?

Also, I inherited a Stanley/Bailey #3 plane with no blade. It has kind of a pistol grip on the back and a round knob on the front.

What is this worth? Would it be worth restoring? Where can I purchase a blade?
 

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Even the guys who know about such things are probably going to need to see photos to give you an idea if they are worth anything.

Another idea is to go on eBay, search for similar items, and see what people are bidding for them.
 

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There is always value in something. How much for the saw I don't know. The number 3 is probably not worth much more than a user. If it is in ok shape, tune it up and buy a HOCK blade and make it a nice user. Alot of people prefer the #3 to the #4 for the feel, but I prefer the #4 for the larger size/ more bearing area.
 

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You might also be able to find a parts plane with a blade/chip breaker. Do you have the lever cap?

If you date the plane you should be able to find matching parts on ebay. For example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/lever-cap-with-orange-infill-for-Stanley-3-wood-plane_W0QQitemZ390104236911QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad406436f

http://cgi.ebay.com/Iron-Blade-Cutter-Stanley-Bailey-No-3-603-More-1907_W0QQitemZ170433878736QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item27aea69ad0

http://cgi.ebay.com/Iron-Cap-Chip-Breaker-Stanley-Bailey-No-3-603-5_W0QQitemZ170433956942QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item27aea7cc4e

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stanley-plane-cutters-3-or-5-1-4-plus-chip-breakers_W0QQitemZ300389998489QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45f0a39f99

These are just examples, look for best price and condition. Hock blades are very nice, but can be a bit expensive. You would need the blade and corresponding chip breaker. I would recommend them if your gong to use the plane often. Woodcraft also sells replacement blades / chip breakers.

Here is a blog post showing a #3 I restored a while back http://lumberjocks.com/WayneC/blog/844

The saw could be very nice. As others have said a photo would be very nice.
 

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This saw was made in 1887 by David wayne Charles for use in the mining industry to cross cut beams for peers for gold mines late in the gold rush era. There were only about 872 made and the latest one that sold at auction sold for $2700 . That's the good news. The bad news is this is a total lie.

SORRY I Couldn't resist
 
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