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Stanley No. 50 Light Combination Plane


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Manufactured: 1872 to 1962
Length: 9-1/4 inches
Blade Width: 17 provided in various sizes
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Adjustable fence and depth stop. 17 interchangeable blades
Uses: Plow, beading, match and dado plane
Average Dealer Price: $75 to $150
Average eBay Price: $70 to $150
Type 1: $150 to $300
Type 2 to 5: $100 to $250
Cutter set: $50 to $100

Other Notes: Type 1 came with only 8 blades and is referred to as the 1872 Millers Pat. Type 1 was supplied with a bronze version and other earlier types were japanned prior to 1898. The first and last type also has a rosewood handle. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 30th March, 2006

Stanley No. 50 Light Combination Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage STANLEY No 50 Light Combination Plane Nice Condition
Vintage STANLEY No 50 Light Combination Plane  Nice Condition $11.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 21m
2 VINTAGE EMPTY STORAGE BOXES FOR THE STANLEY NO 50 COMBINATION PLANE CUTTERS
2 VINTAGE EMPTY STORAGE BOXES FOR THE STANLEY NO 50 COMBINATION PLANE CUTTERS $29.95
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HOLIDAY DREAM TEAM ANTIQUE STANLEY NUMBER 50 CHIP DEFLECTOR MINTY PARTS
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parts as is Stanley 50 wood plane frame center section 2 spurs w screws
parts as is Stanley 50 wood plane frame  center section  2 spurs w screws $27.00
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Stanley ADJUSTABLE BLOCK HAND PLANE 50x35mm Low Angle Cutter Seats USA Brand
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STANLEY NO 50 LIGHT COMBINATION PLANE FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION
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STANLEY PLANE 50 MADE IN ENGLAND 15 CUTTERS
STANLEY PLANE 50 MADE IN ENGLAND 15 CUTTERS $55.00 (1 Bid)
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Stanley NO 50 Combination Plane Vintage
Stanley NO 50 Combination Plane Vintage $49.99
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 50 Combination Plane 1 2 Bead Beading Pre Notch F359
Cutter Iron Stanley No 50 Combination Plane 1 2 Bead Beading Pre Notch F359 $8.95
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Thumbscrew Stanley No 50 Depth Stop or Adjusting Beading Stop Main Section B024
Thumbscrew Stanley No 50 Depth Stop or Adjusting Beading Stop Main Section B024 $9.95
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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.