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Forum topic by Russell Barnes posted 05-28-2018 04:34 AM 777 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Russell Barnes

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05-28-2018 04:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 55 plane american tool company

Anyone have a Stanley no 55 plane with the cutters, in excellent condition, that they want to sell? I am working on some antique doors and trim. Could use one of these to help duplicate some mouldings.

I found one of the 55’s in almost new condition. Thanks everyone that contacted me.

Still looking for the “AMERICAN TOOL COMPANY” clamps in my photo below. Any length with the deeper jaws as shown.

-- RBarnes Central Texas

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#1 posted 05-28-2018 12:02 PM

Ebay has dozens of these. Not sure why excellent condition is necessary for a user, but a quick look at eBay reveals a full range of styles and conditions.

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 02:12 PM

Appreciate the reply. I would agree that I do not need “excellent” condition for the work I want to do. Should have written “good usable condition”. Just would prefer to spend my time working on my house as opposed to restoring a plane and looking for parts. Have started watching them on ebay and noticed they seem to be”collector quality” which I do not need or missing parts/cutters which I am trying to avoid. Since it now usually costs 15% or more to sell on ebay was hoping someone here might have one to sell that they have not listed on ebay.

I actually do not really like “collector quality” tools. I have a Buck Rogers plane that I happened upon when buying a group of tools. I never use it as I do not want to damage it for some collector who would appreciate it more than I do.

-- RBarnes Central Texas

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#3 posted 06-15-2018 04:01 AM

I think I do, it’s either 45 or 55, I bought it years ago with the thought of cleaning it up and see what it can do. I’ll look in the morning.


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