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Stanley No. 13 Circular Plane

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Manufactured: 1871 to 1909
Length: 10-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Flexible sole
Uses: Sole can be adjusted to cut a concave or convex surface
Average Dealer Price: $80 to $160
Average eBay Price: $50 to $130
Type 1: $1500 to $2500
Type 2: $150 to $350
Type 3: $100 to $250

Other Notes: Type 1 has a steel sole with four strips that are bent and fold up, acting as locking guides when the wing nuts are tightened. The sole and the guides are cut from a single piece of steel and are not hinged like later models. The sole is also screwed to the body on the earlier planes

Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 13 Circular Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley Kit 13 Plane Handle 1 12 712
Stanley Kit 13 Plane Handle 1 12 712 EUR 21,62
Verbleibende Zeit: 25d 9h 36m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 21,62

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.