How To find Hand Tools – Where To Find Antique Woodworking Tools Cheap

How To find Hand Tools – Where To Find Antique Woodworking Tools Cheap

How to find cheap hand tools or even hard to find antique woodworking tools. from chisel to saw and hand plane to Stanley 55 aor hand router, they are out there and you can find them if you know where to look.

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  1. diy generation on September 23, 2022 at 2:01 am

    *I love old instruments, I even have such a playlist on my channel ;-)*

  2. vanster on September 23, 2022 at 2:02 am

    how much should you pay for a old cofin plane. there supposed to glide over the wood but there a pain to adjust

  3. Robert Weldon on September 23, 2022 at 2:02 am

    I have a Stanley plane, similar in size to the first plane you ever purchased. It is older than 1940 or 1945. What size is it? No. 2? etc. It is real nice and belonged to my great uncle, I’m 72, so I know that it is real old. I almost ruined it when I was 10. What is the best grind angle for the blade? Thanks.

  4. Noknees Looney on September 23, 2022 at 2:02 am

    It was nice meeting you in Illinois at the tool show. Sorry I did not talk more. I wanted to get to looking at the tools. Thank you for your time! Did you find anything intresting? I found a Preston and Sons spoke shave from a dealer here from London. He had lots of cool stuff. Just not enough money to spend though, boo.😐😐😐😐

  5. james boyd on September 23, 2022 at 2:03 am

    I’m now getting into planes now I found one recently and I’m excited

  6. andres nunez on September 23, 2022 at 2:03 am

    Nice Nice tools

  7. Le'Jackal Creations on September 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    James I want to say thank you, your videos have been a great help. I am 40yo medically retired vet with hardly any money and a lot of time on my hands. I am working more hybrid because I do use power saws but I started hand tools because I am working out of a 10’ x 12’ mower shed with limited space and hand tools fit this space better and your information, and your energy has really helped me

  8. Patch Erelli on September 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Just another place for your tool lovers to add to their hunting grounds James..I hope you don’t mind

  9. HorseblindersOn on September 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    You can get a brace bit and old Stanley block planes for less than five dollars. And they both still have a modern use.

  10. Paul John's Life on September 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    ‘Endless’ Yard Sale near me this weekend, I’ll be on the prowl. Trying to work up a list of things I truly want/need so I don’t buy all the tools I see.

  11. The Walnut Woodworker on September 23, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Lots of these midern tools are garbage while still being 10x more expensive then ones that are 100 years old made in USA.

  12. J.D. on September 23, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Dude, $12 bucks for a start set. Lol
    Damn I’m 😳 for what I paid.

  13. Danyell on September 23, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Pawn shops!!!

  14. Julien Verplanken on September 23, 2022 at 2:07 am

    This question is probably not so relevant for you and most of your main audience, but I’m kind of wondering: is there any alternative for the places that you mention in Europe? If you’re from the mainland (not UK) Europe, I’m having a hard time finding tools. There are flea markets and such, but "state fairs" are to my knowledge not a common thing here.
    Very nice and informative video!

  15. grampy tinman on September 23, 2022 at 2:07 am

    liberty tool co, liberty me. one and a half hour ride east

  16. Jonathan Joffe on September 23, 2022 at 2:09 am

    The ECE Gent’s Plane (Which is a tiny wooden smoothing plane) is 64.99 from Highland woodworking. Best plane under $100 Hands down.

  17. William B on September 23, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Just an FYI everyone who tries looking them up, ReTool has no website to visit.
    Seems like you have to lie in the Nashville, TN area to check them out.

  18. Michael M on September 23, 2022 at 2:11 am

    First video I haven’t enjoyed watching all of it…. why, well, obviously(to me), you speak of finding cheap tools in the US… almost impossible here in Oz. … I looked at buying cheap US stuff but to get them here!! You postal costs are exorbitant! So really apart from the cost,, yeah, I liked it…AGAIN.

  19. Jim Dockrell on September 23, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Love the search sometimes, but I found a guy. He has a barn full of them. Old retired guy who just loves tools and going to tool shows to sell them. Hmmmm, going there tomorrow, maybe I should bring the camera.

  20. Joe Dov on September 23, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Tools with a history Just seem to feel right.I always imagine where they have been ,who owned them what work they have done over the years.

  21. Paul Frederick on September 23, 2022 at 2:20 am

    As a matter of principal I never deal with tool crooks. Because they are predatory thieves. They won’t starve without my business but they would starve if no one dealt with them. They certainly won’t eat well off my cash. As a hobby there really is no tool that I just have to have anyways. Although there will always be tools that I don’t have, which I’d like to.

  22. Willem Kossen on September 23, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Unfortunately my wife doesnt like me going to flea markets etc. But each time i get a chance i hardly find anything decent here. I think ww2 really made old tools rare…

  23. Dave Arginteanu on September 23, 2022 at 2:20 am

    My only disagreement is the emphasis on Stanley planes being so much better. I picked up a Miller’s fall jack plane and it’s really good. Just wanted to point that out.

  24. The Walnut Woodworker on September 23, 2022 at 2:21 am

    I got some crazy deals at a garage sale once. I’m talking grandpa restored all the tools and croaked. They were dumping awesome, still sharp tools for under 2 bucks.

  25. Charles Hawes on September 23, 2022 at 2:22 am

    All the tools I bought the most expensive tool I bought is a $35 table saw at a flea market

  26. Garry Paynting on September 23, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Always great information, thanks James. Have a fantastic day

  27. Kerfnut on September 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    For folks in Oregon and Washington there is the NW Tool Collectors.

  28. Kutters videos on September 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    great video, subscribed

  29. peregrine1970 on September 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Yep… pacific northwest seems to be a very difficult location to find decent old tools. I’ve gotten very lucky to find a good old Rockwell tablesaw for 25 that just needed a belt and a Stanley 151 (old made in England) for $2 that looked like it’s only been used a few times and never actually been sharpened or had the sole trued up(both the bevel and the sole had factory style grind markings)

    But man… finding old chisels (that haven’t had their wood handles beaten off and turned in to metal chisels *poor things*) or planes are such a pain. Old Stanley plane, oh that’s a collectable so priced as a valuable collectors item. *sigh*

  30. ared18t on September 23, 2022 at 2:34 am

    the sole on those cheap big box store planes isn’t seasoned so it warps. That’s why they don’t stay nice if you buy one you have leave it alone for a year LOL

  31. JAZ Building on September 23, 2022 at 2:34 am

    I’d like to thank you. I’m a plane novice and started looking for a decent Stanley Bailey. You referenced Liberty Tools, which I discovered is about 15 miles from where I vacation with my family. (We visit the Bar Harbor area every year.) On a recent trip I made a point to go visit the store and found a decent #5, type 15. Thanks again.

  32. Blog das Madeiras on September 23, 2022 at 2:37 am

    Hi there from Portugal,
    Nice 😀
    I got several of my tools in ebay (UK) and restore them 😀

  33. george gavin on September 23, 2022 at 2:39 am

    Hey James, what tool should I get?, where can I get it from?

  34. Supervisor25 Bahawalnagar on September 23, 2022 at 2:40 am

    dear sir,Do we purchase online tools from antique market plz tell me. from pakistan

  35. Luiz Gabriel on September 23, 2022 at 2:41 am

    What is state sales?

  36. PIANOSTYLE100 on September 23, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Had to stop the the video..Unfortunately I have had poor results with the 13 dollar Harbor Freight Planes..I thought it was me..I love most of their stuff.
    I have found that their chissels are fairly good quality. I actually use a file/rasp to sharpen them. For the new. A chisel usually has to parts to the blade…at the very end the is very small angled probably a16th" and that has to sharpened every so often. If not careful the chisel can be ruined if this straightened.

  37. mrfind1 on September 23, 2022 at 2:45 am

    Can’t get rust off Stanley hand saw with vinegar or brass wire wheel? Any ideas or do I just use it til I can afford new?

  38. Patrick Brett on September 23, 2022 at 2:45 am

    My first hand plane ever is a Record no.4 which I bought when I worked in a tool shop back in the 80’s, since then I have acquired a Record no.7 and a Record no.72 from freecycle. recently I have started picking up old wooden hand planes and they feel amazing in the hand.

  39. george rama on September 23, 2022 at 2:45 am

    The exact topic of discussion i’ve been anticipating! Thank, James!

  40. Nolan Stevenson on September 23, 2022 at 2:47 am

    Do you know where I could find parts for a No. 4 plane it was given to me with nothing but the base and frog

  41. Pitts Chapel Farm on September 23, 2022 at 2:48 am

    Don’t really get people disliking this video. The guy’s just trying to help people. Is that offensive or something? weird.

  42. John Black on September 23, 2022 at 2:50 am

    I have been searching for a solid year for antique planes. I’ve been to half a dozen estate sales, I literally hit every antique store and flea market along a 200 mile stretch. I’ve done swap meets, and yardsales. You name it. I’ve seen 3 planes, they were all stanley in rough shape, and all three of them were selling for a premium. The last was a #5 stanley jack, it had a gouged bed, a chipped blade and the seller was asking a firm 55 dollars. My pet theory is that the ability to punch in a brand and part number has ruined bargain hunting, because it seems everyone googles the price, and tries to get the new or well restored price for their ‘needs a lot of work’ junk.

  43. Unconventional on September 23, 2022 at 2:52 am

    I have a hard time trying to find a Router plane. I rather not go to Ebay if I have to.

  44. Per Crenshaw on September 23, 2022 at 2:52 am

    Where are you located?

  45. andres nunez on September 23, 2022 at 2:54 am


  46. Nikolaos Pagonis on September 23, 2022 at 2:54 am

    I wish these prices would be even close to the cheapest ones that we can find over here in Australia.

  47. Chuck Heining on September 23, 2022 at 2:56 am

    I tend to agree with you on the harbor freight planes, however, the cheap one for like ten bucks makes a wonderful scrub plane if you round over the blade and put a piece of rubber shelving mat under the handle to keep it from moving around. Just smooth up the bottom a little. A scrub plane doesn’t need to be super flat on the bottom.

  48. JimMyra Wright on September 23, 2022 at 2:58 am

    miss going to auctions with you, Bud!!! we need to do that sometime soon! 🙂

  49. PIANOSTYLE100 on September 23, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I needed a 1/4 inch chissels. Took an older screwdriver and made a chisel with great..

  50. Michael High on September 23, 2022 at 3:00 am

    nice shout out to the guys and gals in the unplugged woodworkers the are a great group of people