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tomz71ss

02:54PM | 05/01/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
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is there a 'collector' market for them? my grandfather passed away last year, and my grandmother is moving to an apartment, as a result, i have been given the task of cleaning out the pole barn. during this task, i have come across 5 or 6 old power tools, they are actually made entirely of metal. most are craftsman, with a few odd names and a few black and decker items.

thanks for any input,

t

carl21l

07:21AM | 05/07/05
Member Since: 03/21/04
173 lifetime posts
Yes, there is a market for vintage power tools. give a list by make and model and i can give you an indication of the interest in them. Old castiron table saws, bandsaws, jointers and planers have the greatest interest to people.

JMHO

Carl

tomz71ss

06:02AM | 05/08/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
thank you, when time permits, i'll get all the info and post it here.

tomz71ss

09:55AM | 05/21/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
craftsman:

electric 1/2" impact tool [model # 51918850]

sabre saw [model # 31527941]

1/2" reversable drill [model # 3157783]

Black and Decker:

[2] 3/8" 'special drill' [cat # 754, type AA]

feather edger [cat # 785, type AA]

Speed way [by thor]:

3/8" drill [type 201J]

Skill:

sander [model # 592, type 3]

i also found some old hand drills, 2 are what i would call ratcheting, one has a hand crank with i think a 3 gear planetary set, and i found a few hand planes with no identifying tags/stampings on them.

if it will help, i can post pic's of all this stuff to help with identifying what exactly they are.

thanks again for any info you can pass along,

t

tomz71ss

11:07AM | 05/21/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
craftsman multi speed sabre saw, 1/2hp, #31527990

craftsman 'rotary tool' # 1172102 with case and bits

rockwell power block plane model # 167A, in metal case with extra 'cutter'

millers falls router plane No 67, 7 1/2" w 2 cutters

craftsman dado blade set # 9-3247, 8" w/ 5/8" arbor

rching

11:56AM | 05/26/05
Member Since: 05/25/05
2 lifetime posts
My dad has this craftsman table jig saw and I'm trying to see if it is worth anything before I sell it to make room in the garage. If you email me, I can send an attachment back with pictures, worth 2-3000 words. Thanks, Randy

rching

11:57AM | 05/26/05
Member Since: 05/25/05
2 lifetime posts
sorry, didn't know if my address shows up.

rching@usc.edu

tomz71ss

02:46PM | 06/14/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
anyone else have any info?

carl21l

08:41PM | 06/14/05
Member Since: 03/21/04
173 lifetime posts
tomz71ss: the items that you have listed, I would personally consider as canadates for a garage sale. without knowing the details of condition and age, it is hard to give values. most of the type tools you list are in the hand tool catagory selling at garage sales for $5 to maybe $25 max. The type of tools that have value are the stationary and bench types, like table saws, 12 inch or larger power planers, jointers, etc

JMHO

Carl

tomz71ss

04:18PM | 06/15/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
thank you, that's what i was looking for. not being knowledgeable about them, i didn't want to garage sale them and let a $100 tool go for $5.

again, thanks for the input, now i can garage sale them [once i determine they all work] and not feel like i over charged someone, or gave something away.

thanks,

t
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