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Stanley No. 28 Fore Plane


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Manufactured: 1869 to 1943
Length: 18 inches
Blade Width: 2-3/8 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 $50
Average eBay Price: $10 to $35
Type 1: $250 to $500
Type 2 to 4: $100 to $200
Type 5 to 6: $50 to $150

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 30th March, 2006

Stanley No. 28 Fore Planes on eBay right now...

vintage wood plane Stanley 28
vintage wood plane Stanley 28 $40.00
Time Remaining: 16h 20m
No 28 5 8 Beading Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Plane
No 28 5 8 Beading Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Plane $14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 28m
Vintage Stanley Wood Plane Dec28 1886 Pat
Vintage Stanley Wood Plane Dec28 1886 Pat $25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 21m
Stanley No4 Type 13 Smooth Bottom Smoothing Plane C 1925 28 Sweetheart Version
Stanley No4 Type 13 Smooth Bottom Smoothing Plane C 1925 28 Sweetheart Version $53.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 5m
Stanley No 28 Cornering Tool
Stanley No 28 Cornering Tool $15.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Stanley 45 55 Combo Plow Plane Molding Cutter No 28 5 8 Beading
Stanley 45 55 Combo Plow Plane Molding Cutter No 28 5 8 Beading $8.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $8.00
Vintage stanley rule level co No 28 plane
Vintage stanley rule  level co No 28 plane $19.25
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 38m
Beech Tote Stanley No 26 No 27 and No 28 Transitional Planes H293
Beech Tote Stanley No 26 No 27 and No 28 Transitional Planes H293 $22.95
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $22.95
Stanley USA Refinishing Hand Scraper Cutter 28 035 3 X 5 New Old Stock
Stanley USA Refinishing Hand Scraper Cutter 28 035 3 X 5 New Old Stock $29.95
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $29.95
Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 28 a 5 8 Bead Beading K333
Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 28 a 5 8 Bead Beading K333 $11.95
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $11.95


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.