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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...

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
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 12m
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VTG Woodworking Tool STANLEY 57 Corner Plane Hand tool see description
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Nickel Finger Rest Millers Falls No 57 Low Angle Block Plane J238
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Time Remaining: 11d 9h 58m
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Stanley No 55 Blade No 57 1 Inch Round Iron No 55 Plane mjdtoolparts
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Cutter Iron Stanley No 55 or No 45 it is No 57 a 1 Round 5526
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Eccentric Plate Lever Millers Falls No 57 Low Angle Block Plane H971
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Antique 1896 Stanley No 57 Core Box Plane Old Woodworking Tool Vintage
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Vtg Stanley 45 55 Plane Orig Part 47 57 1 in Hollow Round Cutter Blade 8451
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Vtg Stanley 45 55 Plane Orig Part 47 57 1 in Hollow Round Cutter Blade 8452
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5 STANLEY TOOLS Catalogs handyman planes facts CATALOG56 57 58
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Time Remaining: 17d 4m
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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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