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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:48 PM
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Apparently Bridge City tools is doing better than my GE and Intel stock. Greater than 50+ increase. Wonder if the wifey will go for Bridge City 401k plan?

Bridge city Tool Works jointmarkers + guide block set - eBay (item 110507594139 end time Mar-22-10 18:38:48 PDT)

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:20 PM
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That's pretty standard for BCTW on ebay. I have a flushing chisel that I got for $150 - I've seen it go for over $300 on ebay. It's unusual when a BCTW tool goes for less than retail - somebody got a good buy!

I'm not totally convinced that the trend will continue: I don't think that the new anodized aluminum tools will fetch such a high premium. The stainless steel ones might, though. We'll see...
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That's pretty standard for BCTW on ebay. I have a flushing chisel that I got for $150 - I've seen it go for over $300 on ebay. It's unusual when a BCTW tool goes for less than retail - somebody got a good buy!

I'm not totally convinced that the trend will continue: I don't think that the new anodized aluminum tools will fetch such a high premium. The stainless steel ones might, though. We'll see...
Hey, I bought a turning tree Bridge City Tool Works - TT-1 Turning Tree - Turning Tree while Bridge City still sold them for the going rate. Last week I saw one go for over $350. Trouble with buying them for investment purposes if your going to "use" them is to try prying it out of your hands when your wife wants to sell it.

Regarding whether the trend will continue with the new anodized look - you would have to look at it in another way. Yes the older brassy - wood trim versions had the "old world craftsman thing look" going for them. But the new ones have a special "it" factor due to their ingenuity of design. That has go to count for something. That "ingenuity of design" has seemed to be on the rise lately with the new generation of tools.

Peter could probably attest to the ingenuity of the "newest" design coming out - but his lips are still sealed.

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Of course you have to be lucky enough to buy at the right time...
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