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post #1 of 71 Old 03-31-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hand Tool Deals - Good and Bad

I want to start a thread dedicated to deals on hand tools, new and old - good and bad!

For example, here is a pretty good deal on an early model Bailey 608C. I really should buy it, Early Bailey C's are my fav and I in fact don't have one like this - but I need more jointers, much less more planes, about as much as I need a new screen door on my submarine.

I'm hoping we can all post deals on new and vintage tools here... but to keep things light I think we can make fun of the crazy deals too, like this set of chisels. I mean, I guess those chisels aren't too bad a deal, it works out to only $980.00 per chisel - plus $5 shipping of course.

FYI, the link to the Bailey 608C I provided above is the site that used to be "Joesbucketorust" - for those of you who remember Joe from him previously being a member here you know he's a great guy and I'm sure he will be happy to answer any questions you have about his tools as well as dig out specially requested tools.

I've purchased several tools from him and have been very happy with having no bad surprises on tools being as described. To be honest I'm addicted to buying the misc lots of tools he list for cheap even though I don't really need em!


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Nice idea. I wish I could pick that up as I could use a jointer but I'm stretched at the moment. I'll try to post anything good I see.
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Here is a site I like to buy from, http://hyperkitten.com/ everything I have gotten from him has been exactly as it was pictured. his buying policies are great too!

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I buy all of my hand tools in person at auctions and sales of one sort or another. Never really had a bad experience unless I wasnt paying close attention to the condition when I inspected.
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I think the description qualified this plane for this thread.

Look at this on eBay:

Vintage Stanley Sweetheart Plane No 1?? No number indicated! LQQK!

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I think the description qualified this plane for this thread.

Look at this on eBay:

Vintage Stanley Sweetheart Plane No 1?? No number indicated! LQQK!

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I would not bid on this auction. It looks to be a lower end Stanley. The pattern on the lever cap reminds me of the Stanley Defiance series.

It is not a Stanley No. 1. The length looks close to a Stanely No 5 1/4, but the width is wider than a 5 1/4.

The tote has just the long screw, no toe screw. This is more common for the No. 4.

All of these details add to my feeling this is a lower end Stanley.

I have managed to win an auction for a Stanley-Bailey No. 5 for $9.99. Timing is everything. I think when this auction closed there were fewer people watching. The plane needed some work, but even rust buckets normally go for higher prices on EBay.
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It looks like a frakenplane. That lever cap looks like it is off of a transitional (at least that's the style on the one transitional I have).

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As a general statement, I don't consider any used tools a bad deal, no matter how bad they were. The way I figure it, a tool is to be used, and maybe just maybe the previous craftsman instilled some of his skills and life story in that tool. Maybe some of the good karma will rub off on me. BTW...I take my chances that it might be bad karma.





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I would not bid on this auction. It looks to be a lower end Stanley. The pattern on the lever cap reminds me of the Stanley Defiance series.

It is not a Stanley No. 1. The length looks close to a Stanely No 5 1/4, but the width is wider than a 5 1/4.

The tote has just the long screw, no toe screw. This is more common for the No. 4.

All of these details add to my feeling this is a lower end Stanley.

I have managed to win an auction for a Stanley-Bailey No. 5 for $9.99. Timing is everything. I think when this auction closed there were fewer people watching. The plane needed some work, but even rust buckets normally go for higher prices on EBay.
I suppose I should have specified that I thought this went in the 'bad deal' category, not so much on price, but on the premise that someone might fall for the "No. 1???" gimmick. Or at least that it's so transparent.
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I suppose I should have specified that I thought this went in the 'bad deal' category, not so much on price, but on the premise that someone might fall for the "No. 1???" gimmick. Or at least that it's so transparent.
I knew what ya meant just haven't had time to reply earlier.
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I posted here about some deals I found and half the people broke out in a rash.
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I know nothing about planes, just starting on this road. But today I found this Stanley #3 at an antique store for 20 dollars. But the contents of the booth it was in was marked 50% off, so I picked it up for $10 bucks. The bottom is flat, no gouges, and it planed when I got it home. Needs some love, and some sharpening, but I think it's gonna be a great little worker.
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For all those who at one point were looking for a #7 on here....

STANLEY BAILEY. No 7 PLANE $75

http://hartford.craigslist.org/tls/3716489181.html
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I made the gross assumption that a Stanley spokeshave ($50 delivered) would be a good one.
Wrong. Fought with it for several days and hung it on the wall.
Bought a Samona ($14.50) from the village hardware store. So much fun to use that I bought a second one. Now use the pair for thick and thin!
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This is my haul from today.. No not all are great. But not all are NA either. I love the jointers $5 a peice. The next three I bought when they sold the rest. The one after that I like it. New York tool company. After that is a bailey #27 transitional $5 and afte that are 2 block planes also bought them at the end. Paid $35 for all of it. Good or bad? I don't think it's bad at all. U tell me
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This is my haul from today.. No not all are great. But not all are NA either. I love the jointers $5 a peice. The next three I bought when they sold the rest. The one after that I like it. New York tool company. After that is a bailey #27 transitional $5 and afte that are 2 block planes also bought them at the end. Paid $35 for all of it. Good or bad? I don't think it's bad at all. U tell me
That's unbelievably good!

I like those jointers!

Wooden bench planes are something I need to start picking up for the museum. There seem to be tons of wooden jacks but not many smoothers or jointers. I've just been waiting for good deals - I would have bought those too!


I certainly don't mind you posting that here, before we duplicate the "garage sale challenge" thread though it was my intent for this thread to be a place to help others looking to buy tools and make fun of a few bad deals too. ie links to good deals on tools on the bay, clist etc.
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That's unbelievably good!

I like those jointers!

Wooden bench planes are something I need to start picking up for the museum. There seem to be tons of wooden jacks but not many smoothers or jointers. I've just been waiting for good deals - I would have bought those too!

I certainly don't mind you posting that here, before we duplicate the "garage sale challenge" thread though it was my intent for this thread to be a place to help others looking to buy tools and make fun of a few bad deals too. ie links to good deals on tools on the bay, clist etc.
Thank you! I liked it alot! Figured what the hell. And I apologize. I didn't realize that I thought it was a place to show off your good buys lol
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Thank you! I liked it alot! Figured what the hell. And I apologize. I didn't realize that I thought it was a place to show off your good buys lol
No worries!
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Don't know if this is a "good" or "bad" deal, but it sure is interesting. Not that I'm going to call him up about it. I wish I could though.

Workbench $1550

http://hartford.craigslist.org/for/3738809796.html
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I know nothing about planes, just starting on this road. But today I found this Stanley #3 at an antique store for 20 dollars. But the contents of the booth it was in was marked 50% off, so I picked it up for $10 bucks. The bottom is flat, no gouges, and it planed when I got it home. Needs some love, and some sharpening, but I think it's gonna be a great little worker.

10 bux is a great price for that
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