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    Wanted Stanley 750 chisels

    I looking for a set of Stanley no.750 chisels. Rather not buy them off the Bay.

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    Good luck! They have gone nuts on Ebay last I looked. I have a few and would like to have a set. But I can tell you where you might find a few. Walt Q. over at woodnet if you don't know him. Top notch guy and I have never dealt with anyone more honest than Walt. http://www.brasscityrecords.com/ Walt has new tools every Monday and you just never know what he is going to have.

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    Hi Russ,

    They pop up and are taken fairly quickly from the sources like Walt. Be prepared to pay perhaps even more than eBay, especially as a set which includes the odd and larger sizes.

    I don't know how set you are on vintage 750s, but the LN chisels end up working out fairly reasonable compared to the 750s unless you get lucky.

    Take care, Mike
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    Stanley 750s are darn good chisel, I have quite a few of them.

    I will second Jeff's reccomendation on Walt Quadrato, but Walt's prices have followed the market...the fact is that Stanley 750s are sought out by a lot of folks. I would like to find some more 720s, those are the longer paring chisels, I have a couple of those.

    ebay is one of the best places to find them. Even with someone like Walt you will have to wait for him to find a set, and even then, there's a lot of folks huntin' for 750s with Walt. My suggestion is call him on Monday mornings, find out what he has from the weekend. Walt typically gets about $15-$25 per chisel. But to be honest, I haven't bought any from him in a while.

    Actually call him, don't send email. Follow up with email though.

    The other place is the oldtools list, I've gotten some off there for really good prices, like $5-$10 a chisel for onsey twoseys.

    Chisels, you can't have too many of them. Having more than one sharp of the same size is nice, IMO. I like to have at least 2 of the 1/4" size, and 3/8" also, when doing dovetails.

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    russ, i opted to collect (and use!) buck chisels instead of fighting the e-bay market for stanleys........just a thought .....tod
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    russ, i opted to collect (and use!) buck chisels instead of fighting the e-bay market for stanleys........just a thought .....tod
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    Hmmmm. I too have the buck chisels. Not as popular as stanley, but just as good I think

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    Buck chisels are great, I just don't see them being given away either though. If you can get them cheap, as implied, certainly get them. Just don't get your hopes up, there's a lot of folks that collect all old chisels and Bucks are one of them. Greenlee, Witherby (really through the roof), Swan, older Sorbys, older Marples, Berg, Pexto, Butcher, Keen Kutter, and more are all excellent chisels.

    But why are the Stanley 750s so popular one might ask? I believe it is because they're a bit shorter, easier to work with, hold an edge, and were plentiful. They're excellent chisels that cabinetmakers and other woodworkers prefer. Mike's suggestion for the LN is not bad, if you're looking to spend $50/chisel.

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    I haven't paid over 20.00 for any of my bucks.

    One I bought for 15.00 and some change.
    Beings I am making all new walnut handles for them, I pulled the handle off that one, put it on ebay, and sold that handle back to the same guy I bought the chisel from, for 18.00. Now that was a bazaar incident

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    One thought being hey, if your willing to pay close to $50.00 a chisel why not buy the Lie-Nielsons? I've held the line a $30.00. And get outbid everytime. I'll start looking for Bucks too! Thanks
    Last edited by Russ Massery; 11-18-2006 at 09:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    I haven't paid over 20.00 for any of my bucks.
    Neither have I for my Stanleys, except for one I paid Walt $25 for a while back as it was an odd, harder to find size...I think it was a 3/8".

    The prices on ebay for Stanleys are not as bad as they were at one point, a few months ago, IMO. But what do I know, I don't track them all the time and just look once in a while. This set of 6 went for $180, recently. Honestly, $30/chisel is not too bad, especially if you're looking for them.

    I really am not searching for any tools to buy, and have plenty of chisels, quite a few Stanleys. I bought a 1/4" Stanley 750 or $5 not long ago off the oldtools list, and it is almost full length! All of our milage varies.

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