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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...

Vintage Stanley No5 SW sweetheart Type 13 Jack plane 1925 1928
Vintage Stanley No5 SW sweetheart Type 13 Jack plane 1925 1928 $79.95
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STANLEY No4C SWEETHEART TYPE 13 CORRUGATED BOTTOM 1925 1928 RESTORED
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STANLEY PLANE MADE IN USA 13 1 2 INCHES LONG
STANLEY PLANE MADE IN USA  13 1 2 INCHES LONG $9.99
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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.