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09-18-2020 09:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley jointer plane no 7 sale

Stanley No 7’s For Sale Revised 25Sep2020 rev2 30Jan2021

I collected almost a full type set of these, and while a collection that fascinates me, they are not so pristine as to warrant “collectable”. It’s ridiculous to have this many, I just wanted to see with my eyes and hands the differences in production over time. Now they are for sale.

They are in various states, nothing perfect but mostly good. They are complete. They are either with the parts that came with them, or I replaced with something true to the type. My restoration has always been minimal, I like to see their age. I usually remove rust, so steel wool has been used in some cases and all metal has been oiled. I think every knob is solid, but some totes have been fixed. Irons are not fully sharpened. There are no welds.

I don’t want to $ gouge, but I can’t afford to give them away. To make it objective, I looked at eBay (fleece-bay?) to get sold values, took an average of at least 3 if not 10 sold ones of each type, averaged the costs, then took 15% off that, which is what they ultimately take from the seller. add’n: ebay takes at least 20%, so new numbers reflect 25% off sold average.

Shipping is also significant. They will weigh about 10 lbs., and at 22” won’t fit in any flat rate box. I am in 02021, so across the country USPS will cost about $40, Fed Ex will cost about $25. (UPS has destroyed 4 out of 5 shipments to me, so I refuse to use them) I would be happy to help make that zero if you can get anywhere near Boston. I can’t stand the thought of them showing up in two or more pieces, so I will build a kind of crate to ship them.

Spreadsheet with details and imperfections of each plane:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tayxwryzlzlzgfj/InventoryDetailsPlanes%20No7s%20copy.pdf?dl=0

If you are interested in any particular one, or more, I can send detailed pictures and more text about flaws and shortcomings.

I don’t know how deals usually go between LJs, so any advice would be helpful. And I’m not in the selling or shipping business, so I might take a while crating and getting to the post office. I now have a good method to box with wood.

Type 2 …. 1869-1872 …. NFS
Type 4 …. 1874-1884 …. $133 (before a lateral lever, not so good as a user)
Type 5 …. 1885-1888 …. $127
Type 6 …. 1888-1891 …. $100
Type 6a …. 1892. …. sold
Type 7 …. 1893-1899 …. $100
Type 8 …. 1899-1902 …. $82
Type 9 …. 1902-1907 …. sold
Type 10 …. 1907-1909 …. sold
Type 11 …. 1910-1918 …. sold
Type 12 …. 1919-1922 …. $102 (SweetHart)
Type 13 …. 1925-1928 …. $124 (SweetHart)
Type 14 …. 1929-1930 …. $127 (SweetHart)
Type 15 …. 1931-1932 …. $105 (SweetHart)
Type 16 …. 1933-1941 …. sold
Type 17 …. 1942-1945 …. $99 (wartime model)
Type 18 …. 1946-1947 …. $90
Type 19 …. 1948-1961 …. $118
Type 20 …. 1962-1967 …. sold

Mike

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me


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#1 posted 09-25-2020 04:38 PM

Wow, not a single comment. Makes me think Ii did something to offend, but certainly didn’t mean to.

I got nothing from the Mid-West Tool Collectors Society (not even a response) so I guess I am going to sell them.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#2 posted 09-25-2020 06:22 PM

No offence taken but when I look at 19 planes that are all No. 7 but varying types I am thinking that’s a lot $$$ and that leaves me out. I have a No. 7 but have no idea what type so I may use your link to learn about it. You may want to try ebay as a lot and put a very high reserve on it but would probably do better one at a time spread-out over months. You may want to post in “hand planes of your dreams ” thread here to get comments from people much smarter than I.

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#3 posted 09-25-2020 06:30 PM

Ah, I didn’t intend to sell them together, just hoping that some group may want to see them together. They will be one at a time. You’d have to be crazy to buy that many of the same type … o wait.

I will post details in a bit when I can corral all the info.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#4 posted 09-25-2020 06:51 PM

Best of luck with your sale. Kinda like selling off your kids though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 09-25-2020 07:07 PM


You d have to be crazy to buy that many of the same type … o wait.

- drsurfrat

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#6 posted 09-25-2020 10:15 PM

Wow!!! I’ve done much the same over many years collecting one best condition I could find of each type of No. 4 s. As a member of MWTCA your collection would be best appreciated on display. The most difficult to locate/find was a Type 3.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#7 posted 09-25-2020 10:23 PM

7 months ago, I’d have been interested. But then I got my No. 7 close to home and don’t need another one. Your prices seem reasonable. I paid $120 for an excellent condition type 19. If no one bites here I would try eBay. If you’re on a Facebook, there is a “can I have it” auction group that is very active and full of knowledgeable buyers and sellers. No fees, either!

-- –Chuck M. Nutmegger by choice

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#8 posted 09-26-2020 12:02 AM

Mike I buy #8 size planes when I can get them for a decent price. I don’t go for the type collection just the different brands. So I guess i’m onboard with the crazy part myself. The original type study was based off a #4. Have you found any difference in the typing with the #7’s?

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#9 posted 09-26-2020 02:04 AM


Mike I buy #8 size planes when I can get them for a decent price. I don t go for the type collection just the different brands. So I guess i m onboard with the crazy part myself. The original type study was based off a #4. Have you found any difference in the typing with the #7 s?
- corelz125

Yes, especially the placement of markings. The No7s have room behind the tote. I have one bed that is missing “Made in USA” even though it has a ‘10 patent and knob ring boss (type 13 1/2?). Totes are also on a raised platform, and the early type 2 has a square end near the frog, round towards the heel; the wood is round both ends. Pretty much everything else seems to follow Walter’s study.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#10 posted 09-26-2020 02:17 AM

It’s a lot of work but maybe you can talk to Don W and write an article for his site timetestedtools.net about the typing of the #7s with pics of each type. It would take a lot of time but then your collection would be published.

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#11 posted 12-27-2020 08:17 AM

Mike,
Do you still have #7 available for sale.
[email protected]

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#12 posted 12-27-2020 12:57 PM

sure, send me a PM when you can.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#13 posted 12-27-2020 05:46 PM

trying to send pm, but because i’m new to the forum it’s not allowing to do so
my email [email protected]

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#14 posted 12-29-2020 04:27 PM

vmm, go to the Bonanza site, I have one listed thereunder the user name ‘toolstuft’.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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