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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 No50 Combination Plane
Vintage Stanley No50 Combination Plane $11.18 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 27m
Vintage STANLEY No 50 PLOW PLANE Old Woodworking Carpenters Hand Tool Old
Vintage STANLEY No 50 PLOW PLANE Old Woodworking Carpenters Hand Tool Old $19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 35m
Stanley NO 50 Combination Plane Type 6 with 8 CuttersVintage 1910 19 6397
Stanley NO 50 Combination Plane Type 6 with 8 CuttersVintage 1910 19 6397 $54.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 26m
Antique Stanley No 50 Combination Plow Plane Ivy Handle Wood Tool1883 Pat Fence
Antique Stanley No 50 Combination Plow Plane Ivy Handle Wood Tool1883 Pat Fence $99.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Vtg Stanley 50 Plow Plane Orig Part Full Length Spur and Screw 8547
Vtg Stanley 50 Plow Plane Orig Part Full Length Spur and Screw 8547 $11.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 40m
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Vtg Stanley 50 Plow Plane Orig Part Full Length Spur and Screw 8546
Vtg Stanley 50 Plow Plane Orig Part Full Length Spur and Screw 8546 $11.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 41m
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Vtg Stanley 50 Plow Plane Orig Part Sliding Section Adjusting Screw 8548
Vtg Stanley 50 Plow Plane Orig Part Sliding Section Adjusting Screw 8548 $9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 41m
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Boxed Stanley USA No50 Combination Plane
Boxed Stanley USA No50 Combination Plane $246.14
Time Remaining: 3d 45m
Buy It Now for only: $246.14
Stanley No 50 Plough Plane Rod and Fence Parts
Stanley No 50 Plough Plane Rod and Fence Parts $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 22m
VINTAGE STANLEY J50 B ELECTRIC EDGE PLANE
VINTAGE STANLEY J50 B ELECTRIC EDGE PLANE $70.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 57m
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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.

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