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Stanley No. 40 Scrub Plane


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Manufactured: 1896 to 1962
Length: 9-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-1/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, beech or rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Extra thick blade with convex edge for roughing out
Uses: Quick removal of excess stock from rough lumber
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $130
Average eBay Price: $45 to $100
Type 1: $75 to $150

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


Updated: 30th March, 2006

Stanley No. 40 Scrub Planes on eBay right now...

Vtg Stanley 40 Scrub Plane Orig Part Short Sweetheart SW Blade Cutter 8281
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STANLEY No55 COMBINATION PLANECENTER BOTTOM No40 FLAT PLATE SOME USE
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USSR Plane decorated with hand engravingsize Stanley 40
USSR Plane decorated with hand engravingsize Stanley 40 $75.00 (2 Bids)
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Stanley Wood Plane Number 40 Woodworking Smooth Bottom
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Stanley No 40 scrub plane blade
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Antique Stanley No 40 Wood Carpenter Plane Early Lot 5
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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.