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Stanley No. 48 Tongue & Groove Plane


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Manufactured: 1876 to 1942
Length: 10-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 5/16 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood knob
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Swinging fence
Uses: Cuts a tongue and groove for joining boards
Average Dealer Price: $80 to $150
Average eBay Price: $70 to $140
Type 1: $100 to $200

Other Notes: Earlier types were japanned. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 30th March, 2006

Stanley No. 48 Tongue & Groove Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley No 48 Tongue Groove Plane B Casting Rosewood Front Knob Working Cond
Stanley No 48 Tongue Groove Plane B Casting Rosewood Front Knob Working Cond $99.99
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48 49 Depth Stop for Stanley Sargent Plane Bottom Of Tool Box Find Number $14.99
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Vintage STANLEY No 48 TONGUE GROOVE PLANE Nice Condition
Vintage STANLEY No 48 TONGUE  GROOVE PLANE  Nice Condition $81.00 (24 Bids)
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Vintage Metal STANLEY No 48 swing Fence Tongue and Groove Wood Plane $36.00 (7 Bids)
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Stanley pocket catalog 48 pages dated 1926 planes rules $9.50
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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.