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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 48 Tongue Groove
Stanley 48 Tongue  Groove $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 23m
Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool
Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue  Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool $75.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool
Vintage Stanley No 48 Combination Tongue  Groove Carpenters Wood Plane Tool $65.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
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 $11.65
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $11.65
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
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $3.00
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
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $24.75
Vintage Stanley No 48 Tongue Groove Plane Parts
Vintage Stanley No 48 Tongue  Groove Plane Parts $8.95
Time Remaining: 2d 25m
Stanley 5 Jack Plane Type 19 48 61 VGC
Stanley 5 Jack Plane Type 19 48 61 VGC $60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Stanley 3 Bench Plane Type 19 48 61 Fine Cond
Stanley 3 Bench Plane Type 19 48 61 Fine Cond $80.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
VINTAGE STANLEY NO 48 TONGUE AND GROOVE WOOD PLANE
VINTAGE STANLEY NO 48 TONGUE AND GROOVE WOOD PLANE $35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 40m


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.

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