Possible Stanley No 1 find and question
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  Re: RE: Possible Stanley No 1 find and question by Stwood_ (I have all but the #...)
(10-15-2018, 09:27 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: I have all but the #1 on my type 13 set. If I do the cheap barn find, that would be super. But I'm not paying new car price to get one. Smile
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Just an observation but I don't think the price of an average #1 has increased very much at all over the last 15 years or so...But that's pretty true regarding vintage hand tools in general..when compared to how much the price of new tools has increased...Even Harbor Freight has raised their prices significantly over the past couple years.
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  Re: Possible Stanley No 1 find and question by greatscott (Came across an ad fo...)
(10-11-2018, 12:35 PM)greatscott Wrote: Came across an ad for old woodworking tools.  Stopped by and looked at them and found what looks to be a Stanley No 1.  I'm not positive it's an actual No 1 or a reproduction/fake but it appears to be the real deal:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmp26SrU

The tote has a clean break in it that will need to be repaired and the plane has quite a bit of rust on it.  How should I approach cleaning this up?  Not looking to repaint it or anything, just give it a good cleaning and then determine if I'll keep it or give it a new home.

Jackpot! Congrats on a scarce find.
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  Re: Possible Stanley No 1 find and question by greatscott (Came across an ad fo...)
That really is a great find for Stanley collectors. You could just lightly clean it, and then put it on a shelf. Or list it and buy something(s) you wanted to use.
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  Re: Possible Stanley No 1 find and question by greatscott (Came across an ad fo...)
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  Re: RE: Possible Stanley No 1 find and question by Timberwolf ([quote='Stwood_' pid...)
(10-16-2018, 08:57 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: ........................
Just an observation but I don't think the price of an average #1 has increased very much at all over the last 15 years or so...But that's pretty true regarding vintage hand tools in general..when compared to how much the price of new tools has increased...Even Harbor Freight has raised their prices significantly over the past couple years.

Actually Jack, they may be about equal, if not less. I've seen one at a tool sale this year for $850. A decade ago, that price would easily be a grand (and I think the $850 was too low).
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