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Stanley No. 57 Core Box Plane


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Manufactured: 1896 to 1943
Length: 10 inches
Blade Width: 7/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, beech handle & knob
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Additional side extensions (comes with 1 set)
Uses: Cuts 1 inch to 5 inch semicircles
Average Dealer Price: $300 to $600
Average eBay Price: $280 to $560
Plane only, with no extensions: $75 to $150
With 2 sets of extensions: $500 to $1000
With 3 sets of extensions: $1000 to $1800

Other Notes: A small, general purpose bench plane best suited for one handed use (similar to a block plane). The last production type (Type 19) is one inch longer which increases the value $50 to $200 above the average price. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 57 Core Box Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage Stanley No 57 Core Box Plane with Wood Extensions
Vintage Stanley No 57 Core Box Plane with Wood Extensions $199.00
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Pair Cutters Iron Stanley No 55 45 are 47 57 1 Hollow Round J945
Pair Cutters Iron Stanley No 55  45 are 47  57 1 Hollow  Round J945 $25.95
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 55 or No 45 it is No 57 a 1 Round 7023
Cutter Iron Stanley No 55 or No 45 it is No 57 a 1 Round 7023 $11.95
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parts nice No 57 round cutter blade iron for Stanley 45 55 wood plane
parts nice No 57 round cutter blade iron for Stanley 45 55 wood plane $18.00
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 55 or No 45 it is No 57 a 1 Round K297
Cutter Iron Stanley No 55 or No 45 it is No 57 a 1 Round K297 $14.95
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Nickel Finger Rest Millers Falls No 57 Low Angle Block Plane J238
Nickel Finger Rest Millers Falls No 57 Low Angle Block Plane J238 $6.95
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 55 or No 45 it is No 57 a 1 Round 5526
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CUTTER NO 57 1 INCH ROUND FOR THE STANLEY 45 0R 55 COMBINATION PLANE
CUTTER NO 57 1 INCH ROUND FOR THE STANLEY  45 0R 55 COMBINATION PLANE $9.95
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Pair Cutters Iron Stanley No 55 45 are 47 57 1 Hollow Round K338
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5 STANLEY TOOLS Catalogs handyman planes facts CATALOG56 57 58
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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.