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Stanley No. 37 Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1869 to 1923
Length: 13 inches
Blade Width: 2-5/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron frame, beech base, handle & knob
Finish: Japanned frame, lacquered wood parts
Features: Wood base. Extra wide
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $450
Average eBay Price: $90 to $420
Type 1: $350 to $700
Type 2 to 4: $250 to $500
Type 5 to 6: $250 to $500

Other Notes: Also known as a "Jenny" smooth/jack plane


Updated: 30th March, 2006

Stanley No. 37 Smooth Planes on eBay right now...

No 37 5 8 Fluting Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Plane
No 37 5 8 Fluting Cutter for Stanley No 45 55 Plane $24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 56m
Antique Stanley Bailey 37 Wood Base Hand Plane All Original Still Works Well
Antique Stanley Bailey 37 Wood Base Hand Plane All Original Still Works Well $96.95
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $96.95
Single Iron Stanley No 8 34 37 608 Q Trademark Great Length K016
Single Iron Stanley No 8 34 37  608 Q Trademark Great Length K016 $34.95
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 50m
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Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional No 32 33 34 37 Is 2 5 8 Wide I024
Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional No 32 33 34  37 Is 2 5 8 Wide I024 $10.95
Time Remaining: 10d 8h 54m
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Early Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional No 32 33 34 37 K148
Early Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional No 32 33 34  37 K148 $14.95
Time Remaining: 12d 20h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
Single Iron Stanley No 8 34 37 608 Q Trademark Great Length J023
Single Iron Stanley No 8 34 37  608 Q Trademark Great Length J023 $30.95
Time Remaining: 14d 11h 3m
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Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional No 32 33 34 37 Is 2 5 8 Wide 4459
Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional No 32 33 34  37 Is 2 5 8 Wide 4459 $10.95
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 9m
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STANLEY NO55 PLANE ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM SCREW 37
STANLEY NO55 PLANE ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM SCREW 37 $10.99
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99


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.