DID YOU KNOW…

Currently the Planemaker Gallery features the work of over 100 contemporary plane makers from around the world. From larger commercial operations to individuals who just want to make planes for their own use.


Stanley No. 31 Jointer Plane


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Manufactured: 1869 to 1943
Length: 24 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: $15 to $55
Average eBay Price: $10 to $45
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. 31 Jointer Planes on eBay right now...

VINTAGE STANLEY SWEETHEART HAND PLANE BLADE 1 31 32 WIDE 6 13 16 LONG NICE
VINTAGE STANLEY SWEETHEART HAND PLANE BLADE 1 31 32 WIDE 6 13 16 LONG NICE $4.99
Time Remaining: 20h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
ANTIQUE STANLEY 31 TRANSITIONAL HAND PLANE TOTE KNOB THREAD ROD POSTS
ANTIQUE STANLEY  31 TRANSITIONAL HAND PLANE TOTE KNOB THREAD ROD POSTS $18.98
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $18.98
ANTIQUE STANLEY 31 TRANSITIONAL HAND PLANE METAL PLATE FRAME FROG TOTE KNOB MT
ANTIQUE STANLEY  31 TRANSITIONAL HAND PLANE METAL PLATE FRAME FROG TOTE KNOB MT $18.98
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $18.98
Stanley Eagle Logo 31 Plane Early True Transition
Stanley Eagle Logo 31 Plane Early True Transition $19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 24m
Stanley Rule Level Co Antique Collectible Woodworking Block Plane 31 Tool
Stanley Rule  Level Co Antique Collectible Woodworking Block Plane  31 Tool $24.95
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional Plane No 28 29 30 31 36 2 3 8 Wide
Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional Plane No 28 29 30 31  36 2 3 8 Wide $14.95
Time Remaining: 7d 20h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
VTG Stanley No 12 Wood Veneer Scraper Plane Patent Aug 31 58 Rosewood handles
VTG Stanley No 12 Wood Veneer Scraper Plane Patent Aug 31 58 Rosewood handles $19.50
Time Remaining: 7d 23h 7m
Gage G31 Plane KnobBeaded Hardwood24 Wood BottomPre Stanley AVG+ G1317
Gage G31 Plane KnobBeaded Hardwood24 Wood BottomPre Stanley AVG+ G1317 $19.50
Time Remaining: 16d 8h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $19.50
Stanley NoA5 Plane BodyONLYAluminumSW1910 patdate1925 31 NICE S9417
Stanley NoA5 Plane BodyONLYAluminumSW1910 patdate1925 31 NICE S9417 $59.95
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $59.95
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 3 Smooth Plane Type 13 Ca 1925 1928 INVVD31
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 3 Smooth Plane Type 13 Ca 1925 1928 INVVD31 $95.00
Time Remaining: 22d 5h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $95.00


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.

css.php