Stanley Type 16 or 19

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Forum topic by cck7 posted 08-25-2015 09:49 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2015 09:49 PM

I’m looking for Stanley planes to use in my workshop. I’m looking at a no 4 and a no 7 plane that are both either type 16s or 19s. I heard that the Type 16s and 19s were not the best hand planes, but would they work good for use? (Something about the frogs) I eventually plan on upgrading both the blades to newer ones. Also, what is a good price to pay for each in great condition?

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#1 posted 08-25-2015 10:31 PM

A good price is always what the market will bare. The number 7 can be had at flea markets for around 75.00, if excellent. The number 4, and this is funny because I just picked one up this past Sunday at the flea for 15.00, in great condition. Do your homework and some looking around, good hunting.

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 11:39 PM

A type 16 and 19 can be excellent users and unless there is something seriously wrong with the existing blade, there is no need or advantage over replacing them.

As already said, prices can vary greatly. Either plane, well tuned and sharpened can go for up to $100, especially for the #7.

What you should pay is pretty much up to you.

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 11:46 PM

They may not be as desirable but aside from the machining being a hair rougher than earlier types they work well. Mine do that is. And on my own that I’m referring to.

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