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pomfritz

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06-26-2020 05:47 PM

Someone is unloading 20 stanley/bailey and other planes in various stages of restoration for 325. I’ve been wanting to get into using planes but don’t need 20. Probably would keep some and sell the rest. Thoughts on is this a good deal? Seems like it but maybe I’m buying a bunch of junk?

The description:

#7 #[email protected] #4 Stanley # 7 SsS 4 0r 5 other #4 and lots of block planes #78 stanley And a sharpening guide. In different stages of restoration. All for one low price. $325.00


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 06-26-2020 06:17 PM

I’d say “lots of block planes” is what the decision would pivot on. If those are good planes that you can sell for $50 apiece they I say jump. If it’s a bunch of junkers, then probably pass. You might get your money’s worth on just the bench planes though. It really depends on the vintage and what “stage of restoration” they’re in.

In other words, I can offer no good advice without seeing pictures ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 06-26-2020 06:17 PM

Quite impossible to assess with that description, other than $325 / 20 = $16.25 per. I would have to assume the “non-Stanley’s“ aren’t worth a darn, or they would be named, e.g.: Millers Falls, Sargent, etc. That being said, $16.25 per Stanley plane isn’t a bad price if they are complete. Really need a picture.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 06-26-2020 06:21 PM

Even if you only got 10 bux apiece on the Bay, thats 500. Less the Bays cut of course, but look at the the sales figures on the Bay, and average price is quite a bit more than 10 bux.

Look at them, if clean, and different then it’s a deal you could make a few bux on, and still pull out the winners for you to keep.

-- Think safe, be safe

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sansoo22

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#4 posted 06-26-2020 06:48 PM

I like to consider myself a quite competent restorer. While I’m definitely VERY curious about this deal I’m also questioning why someone would be unloading 20 planes in various states of restoration. Do they need fast cash? Did they jump in over their head? Did they realize all the non stanley’s are brands no one wants? A couple of those questions raise some serious red flags for me.

Like others said not knowing the condition, models, and makers its impossible to really give sound advice.

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pomfritz

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#5 posted 06-26-2020 08:01 PM

I meant to post this earlier. A picture certainly would help.

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HokieKen

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#6 posted 06-26-2020 08:04 PM

Hard pass from me on that lot.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 06-26-2020 08:29 PM


Even if you only got 10 bux apiece on the Bay, thats 500. Less the Bays cut of course, but look at the the sales figures on the Bay, and average price is quite a bit more than 10 bux.

Look at them, if clean, and different then it s a deal you could make a few bux on, and still pull out the winners for you to keep.

- therealSteveN

Ten bux apiece for 20 planes is not $500. This assortment looks like somebody got their hands on grandpa’s collection, sold what they could for $15 apiece, and these are the leftovers. For $325, I’d sooner consider ONE Veritas #8 plane or other upscale plane.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Dwain

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#8 posted 06-26-2020 08:32 PM

I wouldn’t be interested in ANY of those block planes, if “various stages of restoration” means none at all for most of those planes, he hits the nail on the head with his description. $325.00 is a lot to spend to do all the work necessary to fix those up. I would look elsewhere.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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pomfritz

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#9 posted 06-26-2020 08:39 PM

Thanks. Seems it is a consensus…

Passing but now a little smarter.

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corelz125

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#10 posted 06-26-2020 09:38 PM

Smitty is that a 118 front and center? Mostly off brands see a craftsman,wards master, a pexto.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 06-26-2020 10:21 PM

Run away.

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sansoo22

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#12 posted 06-26-2020 11:02 PM



Run away.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Clear, concise, and to the point…and it made me laugh as a bonus. Thanks for that Smitty.

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SMP

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#13 posted 06-26-2020 11:10 PM

What I have found is when people know the brand and model number, they know what they are worth, and aren’t trying to do you any favors. Now if it said for sale, a bunch of metal doohickeys I found in attic…” or something like that then it could possibly be worth driving over.

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#14 posted 06-26-2020 11:18 PM

Nada! Not many I would even to consider to give away!

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#15 posted 06-27-2020 12:16 AM

All those block planes are just the cheapest thing they sold. No value to me.

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