I went to an estate sale today, and purchased a number 8 Stanley in pretty good
condition for $45.00. Not a steel by any means, but I didn't have one (except
for 8 C). I talked with the person selling the tools, and he asked what I was
going to use it for, and I told him the "power planer" story. He said he
didn't want it, but he could appreciate the uses for it. Not I have another
tool to tune up. BTW, I also scored a Keen Kutter level in good shape but
dirty for $3.00.