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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...

Vintage Stanely No 48 Tongue And Groove Plane NO repaint NO rust NO cracks
Vintage Stanely No 48 Tongue And Groove Plane NO repaint NO rust NO cracks $45.00 (1 Bid)
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Early Brass Thick Head Lever Cap Screw Stanley No 48 E520
Early Brass Thick Head Lever Cap Screw Stanley No 48 E520 $15.95
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STANLEY No48 TONGUE GROOVE PLANE
STANLEY No48 TONGUE  GROOVE PLANE $61.00 (8 Bids)
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Nickel Plated Lever Cap Screws Stanley No 48 No 146 No 147
Nickel Plated Lever Cap Screws Stanley No 48 No 146 No 147 $16.95
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Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool
Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue  Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool $75.00
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Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool
Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue  Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool $65.00
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Early Model Stanley No 48 TG Plane Iron Blade Brass Cap Screw F
Early Model Stanley No 48 TG Plane Iron Blade Brass Cap Screw F $12.95
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Early Model Stanley No 48 TG Plane Iron Blade Screw Lever Cap Pin H
Early Model Stanley No 48 TG Plane Iron Blade Screw Lever Cap Pin H $3.00
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Early Model Stanley No 48 TG Plane Swing Fence S Casting I
Early Model Stanley No 48 TG Plane Swing Fence S Casting I $24.75
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Stanley 3 Bench Plane Type 19 48 61 Fine Cond
Stanley 3 Bench Plane Type 19 48 61 Fine Cond $70.00
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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.