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    Hello all!
    I have "inherited" a collection of various professional machinist tools (I can legitimize their origin to me).

    I've attached a few photos indicative of the kind of things in the collection.
    I am an engineer and know the basic functions of these tools (and how much they likely cost new).

    What I need to know is if there is any market for these things either here or on eBay etc?

    I am particularly interested to know if the cutting tools (which may be "job specific") are likely to be of any use to people or if everyone makes their own?

    The Starrett tools have the one-time owners engraved on them (which I understand is / was quite common) - does this effect their value or is standard in used tools of this type?

    All comments / guidance welcome.

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    Re: Starrett tool valuation assistance...

    From what I've observed, the market for micrometers in various forms is very soft, meaning low prices. We wood working types might use dial or even vernier calipers from time to time but mic's are solely the realm of machinists. I guess a search of eBay would tell you if there's a market for them there, including prices realized.

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      Re: Starrett tool valuation assistance...

      I'm interested in the depth mic. PM sent

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        Re: Starrett tool valuation assistance...

        The cutting tools are useful to a machinist. Those are all custom ground (not as big a deal as it sounds) so they are purpose-specific but definitely useful to a machinist.

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          Re: Starrett tool valuation assistance...

          the bore gauge is the most valuable item, you could get 100-150.
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            Re: Starrett tool valuation assistance...

            Re the depth micrometer, I believe that model ought to have some additional rods that permit deeper measurements.

            Re the 2 and 3 inch mikes, to be complete, they ought to have a wrench and a measurement standard. They are nicer models in that they have ratchets and appear to measure to 1 ten-thousandanth of an inch. Premium mikes have carbide anvils to minimize wear from regular use. Yours don't appear to have that. As shown, I'd say $20 each. With wrench and standard, $30 each?

            The cutting tools are pretty basic and high speed steel blanks are inexpensive. Maybe $10-15 for the lot.

            You can try listing them on Kijiji. As David has shown, the depth mike is a popular item and would sell easily. The regular mikes are very common so most everybody who might use one already has several. The bore gauge is more specialized but it worth money to the right person. People even list tools on Facebook Marketplace...but I'll never see them there!

            If you want to check new prices in Canada, have a look at:

            https://www.kbctools.ca/

            Craig
            Mark in Burlington likes this.

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              Re: Starrett tool valuation assistance...

              Thanks folks - I have just listed these tools in Swap Meet here. The depth gauge is already sold.

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