Stanley planes are amongst the most collectible and valuable planes around but where do you find information on making your Stanley plane a better, sharper, more precise woodworking tool? How do you know what Stanley plane you have or what the value is? Well right here of course! We have a lot of information on the various Stanley planes and thier care and usage.

Want to buy or sell a Stanley plane? Check out the corresponding model number in our Stat Sheets section for the current value of the plane as well as it’s statistics. Chances are you’ll find a bargain hand plane or two for sale on eBay if you’re lucky.

Stanley No. 11-1/2 Floor Plane

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Manufactured: 1909 to 1923
Length: 7-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 2-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood or maple handles
Finish: Japanned
Features: Adjustable throat
Uses: Smoothing floors and other flat or large surfaces
Average Dealer Price: $400 to $800
Average eBay Price: $450 to $950

Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 11-1/2 Floor Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley FatMax Floor Beitel 3inx11in w Guard 4 18 331
Stanley FatMax Floor Beitel 3inx11in w Guard 4 18 331 EUR 23,62
Verbleibende Zeit: 29d 12h 48m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 23,62

Sources: While many of the dealers prices for Stanley planes are largely set by John Walters’ book “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” it appears that eBay, while acknowledging the Walters guide somewhat, tends to march to it’s own beat and sets its own prices. For that reason - and the fact that eBay’s reach and customer base is huge - I’ve decided to include a separate eBay average price here. Other sources include: “The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide To Value” by Ronald S. Barlow, “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” by John Walter, “The Stanley Plane” by Alvin Sellens, “Patrick’s Blood & Gore” by Patrick Leach, various auctions and sales of collectable tools and my own compilations of prices realized, observations and notes over the past 20+ years.