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Stanley No. 2 C Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1898 to 1943
Length: 7 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Corrugated sole. Compact one-handed use
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $350 to $800
Average eBay Price: $300 to $700

Other Notes: A small, general purpose bench plane best suited for one handed use (similar to a block plane). Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 30th March, 2006

Stanley No. 2 C Smooth Planes on eBay right now...

STANLEY HANDYMAN H1204 STEEL WOODWORKING SMOOTH BENCH PLANE 9 x 2 USA
STANLEY HANDYMAN H1204 STEEL WOODWORKING SMOOTH BENCH PLANE 9  x 2 USA $38.99
Time Remaining: 5h 1m
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VTG STANLEY NO 78 WOOD PLANE 2 BLADES SMOOTH BOTTOM USA METAL HANDLE HAND TOOL
VTG STANLEY NO 78 WOOD PLANE 2 BLADES SMOOTH BOTTOM USA METAL HANDLE HAND TOOL $29.99
Time Remaining: 17h 46m
Vintage Stanley Bedrock Bed Rock No 4 Wood Smooth Plane Pat April 2 1895
Vintage Stanley Bedrock Bed Rock No 4 Wood Smooth Plane Pat April 2 1895 $49.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 18h 1m
VINTAGE OLD NO 407 SARGENT SMOOTH BOTTOM CARPENTER PLANE USA LIKE STANLEY NO 2
VINTAGE OLD NO 407 SARGENT SMOOTH BOTTOM CARPENTER PLANE USA LIKE STANLEY NO 2 $107.34
Time Remaining: 22h 38m
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VINT STANLEY SMOOTH PLANE NO H 1204 12 204 9 1 2 LG MADE IN USA
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Time Remaining: 1d 2h 22m
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Vintage Stanley N0 4 1 2 c Smooth Plane minty
Vintage Stanley N0 4 1 2 c Smooth Plane minty $49.99
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 37m
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 4 1 2 Smooth Bottom Wood Plane Type 7
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 4 1 2 Smooth Bottom Wood Plane Type 7 $79.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 10m
Lot of 3 Hammers Heller 13 Framing plus 2 13oz Stanley Curved Claw smooth face
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Time Remaining: 1d 5h 55m
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Stanley National Hardware 4005BC 1 2 x 36 Plated Steel Smooth Rod
Stanley National Hardware 4005BC 1 2 x 36 Plated Steel Smooth Rod $17.22
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 5m
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Stanley H104 Plane Replacement Iron Blade Cutter 2 Smooth Plane Vtg
Stanley H104 Plane Replacement Iron Blade Cutter 2 Smooth Plane Vtg $26.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 16m
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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.

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