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Forum topic by Clarkie posted 07-05-2016 10:40 PM 857 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2016 10:40 PM

Hello, was wondering does anyone know of any on line sites for buying old hand tools besides ebay? I’ve been looking for a Stanley number 8 hand plane and I’m not seeing anything worth what they are asking on ebay. Any help would be appreciated, Clarkie.

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 11:23 PM

Patrick Leach puts out a list every month (July’s came out today). Good guy, and easy to work with:

I’ve had great success ordering from The Best Things:

I’ve never ordered from Ed Lebetkin, but I’ve visited his store and purchased in person. He doesn’t maintain an online storefront, but I’m pretty sure if you e-mail him and tell him what you’re looking for, he’ll ship it to you. Definitely a very knowledgeable guy, and will answer any question you have:

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#2 posted 07-06-2016 03:03 AM

Hello Adam and thanks, they turned out to be good sites. They don’t have a number 8, but thanks for the leads.

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#3 posted 07-06-2016 02:05 PM

LJ Don W. has a fantastic site packed full of information as well as tools he sells. Some are vintage and some he makes himself. Here's a link to the planes he has for sale right now. Keep an eye on it and contact him and let him know you’re looking for a #8.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 02:12 PM

Hello Ken, thanks for your help, fortunately I just purchased the number 8 this morning and this I believe is the final plane. Thanks for all the help, Clarkie.

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