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Old 03-21-2023, 08:05 PM
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Here is a vintage one with the original clear storage tube. Pretty sure this is a vintage Bakelite handle, too. Not exactly cheap at about $20, including shipping, but looks like they are accepting offers. It’s been listed since November, so they might be ‘hungry’ for any kind of a decent offer.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1552536776...k9S R7qhqu3gYQ

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Earl,

That's worth the price just 'cause it's new in tube

Bob

p.s. btw I found some packs of #13 saw blades and #17 chisels from Brodak;
they were $2.70 and $1.55 respectively.
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Old 03-21-2023, 10:18 PM
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What a rip-off!

A hideous knock-off set if there ever was one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1755917483...ABk9SR7rp__PgYQ

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That set is a total POS
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Earl,

That's worth the price just 'cause it's new in tube

Bob

p.s. btw I found some packs of #13 saw blades and #17 chisels from Brodak;
they were $2.70 and $1.55 respectively.



Here is another option; a complete set (probably from the late 80s or early 90s) that is in pretty good shape and the price is great! Asking $15, plus shipping (another $12 for that...shipping has gotten crazy expensive the past few years). But...you get a full set; basically, this is an Xacto #87 set, but the coping saw is missing. Could probably add that later if you really wanted to 'fill out' the set. But, a good deal all in all.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3255850063...ABk9SR8ju3qzhYQ

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This one sold earlier today, but is a deluxe Xacto knife set that rarely comes up for auction. The “Forty Niner” was discontinued sometime in the 50s (was in the ‘52 catalog but gone by the ‘60 catalog).

This one was mostly complete…a little pricey but probably sold at a price somewhat under the original asking price of $174.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3348203392...=p2047675.l2557

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Pretty good price on an Xacto #84 slide top set. Missing the #1 knife, but that is easily replaceable. Still hast he outer cardboard box. They are asking $25.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1259226574...ABk9SR6jA6ab-YQ

Not my listing nor do I know the seller.

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Price is really good, but shipping a BIT high at 15.50 for something weighing less than a pound.
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Price is really good, but shipping a BIT high at 15.50 for something weighing less than a pound.


Yeah, I wasn’t sure the shipping rate would be the same for others as it was for me here in Georgia, but it is a bit high. But, shipping rates for MANY things on eBay are much higher than they used to be. I know postal rates have gone up, but still, some of the eBay shipping rates still seem out of line.

Some here on YORF have commented that many sellers use the eBay rates system and just take it for what it gives (I don’t sell on eBay, so I don’t know exactly how that works), but that it IS possible to override that and put in one’s own figure.

Some sellers shipping rates are fairly decent for similar items, but others are just way high it seems.

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Been trying to find a Grifhold #123 Handle for over a year now.
Lots of blades found, but no handles.

Still looking for #1G and #2G retractable handles from the 1960 Xacto catalog as well as #6L and #5L handles.
I highly doubt I'll find the #1G and #2G handles. They were in the 1960 catalog but not in the '64. Pretty narrow production window.
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