I was wondering if someone can tell me anything about this plane.
Craftsman 9 inch smooth plane with I guess a stock # 9-3742 on the
The reason is that the neighbor across the street just gave it to me. No
more use for it, he says. He's 86 yrs old. It is stamped made in america
still in original box and the gray plate has not a scratch on it.
I would just like to know its value as it is something I have not paid
for but would like to know. Thank you .
Depends on who made it, IMHO. Miller's Falls made planes for Sears on
and off for many years, and in that sense you might have a good user,
check the quality of the machining and overall fit; with some tuning
up it will likely perform well. As far as value as a user it depends
on how much you use it; in terms of dollars, its not a primo
collectible per se, although if really cherry someone who collects
Sears planes (a distinct minority of the tool collector world) might
pay $30 or so for it, maybe a bit more; other than that figure $20, as
you can get servicible 50's vintage Stanleys, not cherry mind you, for
under $30, and I'd rather have a good Stanley user after a tune up
over anything Sears marketed. But it was very nice of your neighbor
to think of you and its a nice gift.
firstname.lastname@example.org (O D) wrote in message
It is strange you mention miller falls. The man who gave it to me , his
name is art miller.
We are in a retirement area and I was not looking for a price to sell
it. This is one tool that will never be sold. Just want to know the
value of tools that are in my hand. I am only a hobbyist in wood but
learning from this group and the community sawdust engineers here.
Some day I will give it to one of my kids or sons-in-law, with the
provision to give to someone when they are done with it.
I was just surprised o see it was made in the good old US of A.
It may not be a cadillac of planes but the man who gave it to me sure is
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