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Stanley No. 31 Jointer Plane


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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...

No 31 3 16 Fluting Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Plane
No 31 3 16 Fluting Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Plane $24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 30m
Vintage Stanley Bailey Handplane No 4 Corrug Type 12 Refurbished Rosewood L31
Vintage Stanley Bailey Handplane No 4 Corrug Type 12 Refurbished Rosewood L31 $130.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 18m
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Gage G31 Plane KnobBeaded Hardwood24 Wood BottomPre Stanley AVG+ G1317
Gage G31 Plane KnobBeaded Hardwood24 Wood BottomPre Stanley AVG+ G1317 $14.50
Time Remaining: 7d 14h 38m
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Stanley 4 Smooth Bot Pre lateral Baileys Aug 311858 Aug 61867 Solid Nut
Stanley 4 Smooth Bot Pre lateral Baileys Aug 311858 Aug 61867 Solid Nut $159.99
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 38m
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Stanley Solid Back Lever Cap Wood Bottom Plane No28 31
Stanley Solid Back Lever Cap Wood Bottom Plane No28 31 $14.00
Time Remaining: 10d 5h 33m
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Stanley NoA5 Plane BodyONLYAluminumSW1910 patdate1925 31 NICE S9417
Stanley NoA5 Plane BodyONLYAluminumSW1910 patdate1925 31 NICE S9417 $44.95
Time Remaining: 11d 9h 17m
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Stanley Solid Back Lever Cap Transitional Wood Bottom Plane No28 29 30 31
Stanley Solid Back Lever Cap Transitional Wood Bottom Plane No28 29 30 31 $23.00
Time Remaining: 13d 7h 20m
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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 $11.00
Time Remaining: 15d 7h 1m
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Stanley Bailey Blade Cutter Cap Bench Iron 6 7 51 11 28 4 1 2 5 1 4 31 604 605
Stanley Bailey Blade Cutter Cap Bench Iron 6 7 51 11 28 4 1 2 5 1 4 31 604 605 $16.95
Time Remaining: 19d 13h 2m
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Iron Cap Cap Iron Chip Breaker Stanley Bailey No 28 29 30 31
Iron Cap Cap Iron Chip Breaker Stanley Bailey No 28 29 30 31 $11.95
Time Remaining: 19d 16h 57m
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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.