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Stanley No. 27 Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1869 to 1917
Length: 15 inches
Blade Width: 2-1/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron frame, beech base, handle & knob
Finish: Japanned frame, lacquered wood parts
Features: Wood base
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $10 to $40
Average eBay Price: $10 to $40
Type 1: $250 to $500
Type 2 to 4: $100 to $200
Type 5 to 6: $50 to $150


Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 27 Jack Planes on eBay right now...

Antique Bailey Stanley Wooden and Steel Transitional Jack Block Plane No27
Antique Bailey Stanley Wooden and Steel Transitional Jack Block Plane No27 $18.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 56m
No 27 1 2 Beading Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Combination Plane
No 27 1 2 Beading Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Combination Plane $14.99
Time Remaining: 23h 17m
Antique Stanley Bailey 27 Wood Plane 15 nice condition
Antique Stanley Bailey 27 Wood Plane 15 nice condition $44.99
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 30m
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NO NOTCH Early Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading F367
NO NOTCH Early Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading F367 $5.95
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 31m
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NO NOTCH Early Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading F368
NO NOTCH Early Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading F368 $5.95
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 31m
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Lever Cap Stanley Bailey No 27 Transitional Plane S Casting 2 1 8 Wide F832
Lever Cap Stanley Bailey No 27 Transitional Plane S Casting 2 1 8 Wide F832 $10.95
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 31m
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading J272
Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading J272 $5.95
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Antique Stanley Bailey Planer No 27
Antique Stanley Bailey Planer No 27 $45.95
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 41m
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Frog Stanley Bailey No 27 Type 7 Right Hand Thread Brass Nut 1st Lateral Clinch
Frog Stanley Bailey No 27 Type 7 Right Hand Thread Brass Nut 1st Lateral Clinch $8.95
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 55m
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading E147
Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 27 a 1 2 Bead Beading E147 $5.95
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $5.95


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.