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Stanley No. 20 Circular Plane


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Manufactured: 1897 to 1958
Length: 10 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Compact one-handed use
Uses: Adjustable steel sole cuts a concave or convex surface
Average Dealer Price: $75 to $250
Average eBay Price: $70 to $220
Type 1: $200 to $450

Other Notes: Earlier types were nickel plated until 1919. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 20 Circular Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley No 20 compass plane body
Stanley No 20 compass plane body $15.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 25m
Vintage Stanley No7Corrugated Sole Plane2 15 16 X 20 7 8 VGUC Pat 1892
Vintage Stanley No7Corrugated Sole Plane2 15 16 X 20 7 8 VGUC Pat 1892 $118.75
Time Remaining: 19h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $118.75
Stanley No 6 Smooth Bottom Plane Type 20
Stanley No 6 Smooth Bottom Plane Type 20 $64.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $84.99
Stanley Victor No 20 Compass Plane Patd 2 7 93 Fully Functional
Stanley Victor No 20 Compass Plane Patd 2 7 93 Fully Functional $88.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Bailey Stanley wood bottom prelateral type 4 eagle stamp solid nut 20
Bailey Stanley wood bottom prelateral type 4 eagle stamp solid nut 20 $47.50
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 36m
Stanley No 20 circular wood plane
Stanley No 20 circular wood plane $115.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $115.00
Vintage STANLEY VICTOR No20 CIRCULAR PLANE PAPERWEIGHT GREAT GIFT IDEA LQQK
Vintage STANLEY VICTOR No20 CIRCULAR PLANE PAPERWEIGHT GREAT GIFT IDEA LQQK $11.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 1m
EARLY STANLEY No20 CIRCULAR PLANE WOOD PAPERWEIGHT GREAT GIFT IDEA LQQK
EARLY STANLEY No20 CIRCULAR PLANE WOOD PAPERWEIGHT GREAT GIFT IDEA LQQK $11.99
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 8m
20 STANLEY No45 CUTTERS IN TWO BOXES
20 STANLEY No45 CUTTERS IN TWO BOXES $41.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 51m
Stanley Bailey 5 Type 20 Hand Plane
Stanley Bailey 5 Type 20 Hand Plane $40.00
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 31m


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.

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