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    Looking for a Stanley No 7 plane

    I have been searching for a Stanley no 7 plane on ebay and either have been out bid each time or the bidding is already to high
    There are currently two planes on ebay that are not past my limit of $50, I am sure the one made in the UK is worth the money, but what about the older one made int he USA?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-STANLEY-BAIL...3A1%7C294%3A25

    and
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Stanley-No-7-Pla...3A1%7C294%3A25

    I went to flee markets this weekend, man what a waist of time one mans junk is another mans junk

    Your opinion would be very helpful

    Thanks
    Dan
    Dan Thibert
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    The English-made one doesn't look bad at all. It'll probably get bid up from where it is now, though.

    The other one may - or may not - be a decent buy. What the seller is calling 'peppering' is actually rust pitting on the blade and the chip breaker. You might need to replace them to get a sharpenable edge - It'll just depend on how much of the blade is 'peppered.'

    The body on that one shows some rust, but doesn't look too bad. It'll require some work with an SOS pad, steel wool, and/or sandpaper to clean it up to a usable state. The knob and tote also need refinished. All-in-all, it's essentially a 'plane kit,' but is does have potential if you can get it for around $25~30. Don't forget the $18.00 shipping - it'll add significantly to the overall cost.
    Jim D.
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    Are you dead set on Stanley?

    Dan,
    Are you dead set on a Stanley? Because you can also get a nice Union, Millers Falls or Sargent Jointer for less. I have a Union No7 that I totally refurbed that I got for $40.

    The old Sargents are a real favorite of mine, They have HEAVY castings and are built like a tank. Older MFs are also cool. But from recent sale price increases it seems that they've "been discovered" by the masses.
    See ya around,
    Dominic

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    Looks like getting a jointer plane for anywhere near $50 is going to be hard
    I bid on the English made plane and we shall se what happens!!!

    I do not have my heart set on a Stanley, I just a good user. I have not seen to many other brands available in this size though.
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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    Stanley No7 ALERT

    There's one for sale over in WOODnet's Swap and Sell for $70! I know the guy who's selling it (by reputation) and it looks sweet. He originally wanted $90 but has dropped the price to $70 (look towards the end of the thread)

    http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthr...lapsed&sb=5&o=
    See ya around,
    Dominic

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    Thanks all for your help, I ended up winning the bid for the Stanley No. 7 made int he UK for $46.
    I hope I did not pay to much, but I am sure after tuning it up it should be a good user.

    Dan
    Dan Thibert
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    Don't sweat paying too much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Thibert View Post
    Thanks all for your help, I ended up winning the bid for the Stanley No. 7 made int he UK for $46.
    I hope I did not pay to much, but I am sure after tuning it up it should be a good user.

    Dan
    Dan,
    Don't sweat thinking about paying too much. Fettle that bad boy and lets see some shavings!

    Good luck and congrats on the acquisition.
    See ya around,
    Dominic

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    Thanks Dominic, and if fettle is the same as tune it up I will be all over it when it arrives
    Dan Thibert
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