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Forum topic by Patrick Monaghan posted 05-17-2013 08:32 AM 12653 views 1 time favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Patrick Monaghan

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05-17-2013 08:32 AM

Hi jocks,
I have an old Skil 100 that i would like to see go to a good home. please contact me if you would like to make me an offer to purchase or I am open to trade as well.
This thing runs well, cuts smooth, I just have no use for it any longer and tools are made to be used not horded. IMHO
I have pics, just cant figure out how to get them from the computer to here….

thank you for your time. PJM

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 04:44 AM

I know I am a little late on this, but do you still have the Skil 100?

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 04:12 PM

Hey Patrick, If you still have the Skil 100, be aware they are worth a lot, like $800-1200, see

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 04:38 PM

I am curious as a newbie to woodworking, what makes them so valuable? Why would I choose this one over a $2-300 new one? I am into retro audio, vinyl records, so I get the value of that. Again, just wondering.

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 04:51 PM

Some folks will high prices for a tool regardless of there usefulness just because their old. I would get a new plane for a user and let the folks that collect such things pay the high prices. #1 Stanley planes can sell for $5,000 or more but the reason their rare is very few people found a need for a small plane with a handle and used a block plane instead.

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 03:42 AM

My husband dared me to find this specific tool! NOTE: I once had to find the big, wet, rescue saw in the middle of a job! His 50th Birthday is tomorrow, 8/15/13. He is the ultimate candidate to fully utilize and appreciate this ancient specimen (like him). After 30 years of carpentry and masonry, coupled with his passion for surfing, he’s chosen to go into shaping surfboards. It’s not only to keep him close to his 2nd wife-the ocean, but to reduce stress for a longer, more qualitative life. Please R>S>V>P> a.s.a.p. Thx for any input! Dedicated wife of a true lumber jock!

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#6 posted 08-15-2013 06:32 AM

I have two of these. They were around $300 back in the eighties when they stopped making them. I guess the reason they can command a high value now is that they were so good and newer ones just aren’t. They were the standard in all the shipyards for heavy timber shaping and generally were bulletproof workhorses. I still use one I’ve had for ~35 years and it’s still as good as ever. the other one got dropped an broke a casting, so I keep it for parts.
I wouldn’t pay $800 for one I don’t think but I’m sure you can pay that much for a “modern” one that won’t keep up to it in production work.
Sorry about the rant. It’s just that his is about the best power tool pound for pound that I’ve ever owned.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 10:06 AM

a1Jim – Thanks for the reply. I have some vintage audio equipment that falls into that category. As a noob to woodworking, my focus is usefulness.

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Patrick Monaghan

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 03:37 AM

My oppologies for not replying sooner.
Are you still looking for a skil 100?

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#9 posted 09-04-2013 03:31 PM

Hi there Patrick, I am interested in your Skil 100 planer. They are a great old planer. I have a Ryobi L22L but it just isn’t the same. How much are you chasing for the old girl?
Thanks Patrick.
All the best,

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#10 posted 09-09-2013 03:29 AM

I’d be very interested in the old skil if it is still available.

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Patrick Monaghan

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#11 posted 09-09-2013 11:47 PM

Nathan, it is still available. Have you got an email address? I’ll send you some pictures and we can talk $.

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#12 posted 09-10-2013 02:58 PM

Patrick my email is nathanwfish at gmail dot com. I look forward to talking more.

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#13 posted 10-30-2013 09:55 PM

I can shed some light as to why they command such a high price; The depth adjustment lever allows the operator to go from a zero- 1/8” cut with a simple rotation of the wrist. This is ideal for shaping surfboards as it allows for smooth adjustments of rockers. The position of the handle reduces fatigue and the planer packs enough punch to power through thick stringers. It is recognized as the best surfboard shaping tool ever made. The first mod a shaper will make is to pry the detent plate away from the adjustment lever so that the action is smoother. Many shapers have cut the tail off of the planer to allow it to fit into sharper curves found on the deck of shortboards, but uncut planers fetch a much higher price.

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#14 posted 03-26-2014 06:33 AM

If anyone is still looking for one I have one in Vancouver

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#15 posted 03-26-2014 06:36 AM

Interested.. attempting to send a PM

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