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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...

Stanley Tools No 28 Cornering Tool 1 16 1 8 Inch Radius Molding Plane
Stanley Tools No 28 Cornering Tool 1 16  1 8 Inch Radius Molding Plane $6.95
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 28 a 5 8 Bead Beading H197
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STANLEY NO 28 AND STANLEY NO 29 CORNERING TOOL NICE CONDITION
STANLEY NO 28 AND STANLEY NO 29 CORNERING TOOL NICE CONDITION $9.99
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Stanley 28 Veneer wood paint Scraper animal hide pelt scraper taxidermy tool
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Stanley No 5C Corrugated Sole Heavy Jack Plane Type 13 1925 28 INV E104
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18 Stanley No 6C Corrugated Sole Type 13 Fore Plane 1925 28 INV D993
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ANTIQUE STANLEY EAGLE 28 PRELATERAL WOOD PLANE VERY RARE 302
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Vintage Stanley Bailey Wooden Plane 28 large 18
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 45 or No 55 it is No 28 a 5 8 Bead Beading G117
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parts 10 28 locking screw for Stanley wood plane
parts 10 28 locking screw for Stanley wood plane $16.00
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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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