SOLD: This is an early version of Stanley’s No. 48 tongue-and-groove plane. This one dates to pre-1900 and is in pretty good shape for a user. I’ve sharpened the cutters and everything works as-advertised.
Like many of these planes, the swinging fence is a bit wobbly from a century of use. But it locks down just fine for use. And the joints it makes line up perfectly.
If you are collector, please don’t buy this tool. Has it been re-japanned? I can’t tell. It looks original, but I don’t get worked up about things like that. The rosewood knob is beautiful. The tool works. That’s the story.
Price: $75 plus domestic shipping. SOLD
Terms of Sale I’ll be listing these tools one-by-one. There is no master list of tools. Please don’t ask to come over to my house. Every day I list a tool I’ll post what I know about the tool, its history, plus photos of it. While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz