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Stanley No. 45 Combination Plane


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Manufactured: 1884 to 1962
Length: 11-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 18 to 23 blades provided in various sizes
Construction: Cast iron, beech or rosewood handle, knob & fence
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Adjustable fence and depth stop, slitter and spurs
Uses: Plow, dado, rabbet, filletster, beading, sash and slitting plane
Average Dealer Price (complete): $100 to $380
Average eBay Price: $130 to $350
Type 1: $250 to $500
Type 2 to 3: $200 to $400
Type 4 to 7: $150 to $300
Plane body only (no blades): $25 to $75
Standard blade set (boxed, 18-23): $75 to $130
Special blade set (boxed, 23): $400 to $800
# 5 nosing tool: $50 to $130
# 6 hollow & round: $75 to $150
# 8 hollow & round: $75 to $150
# 10 hollow & round: $75 to $150
# 12 hollow & round: $75 to $150
Complete set of hollows, rounds and nosing tool: $600 to $1200

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


Updated: 30th March, 2006

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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.