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Stanley No. 90 Steel Cased Rabbet Plane

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Manufactured: 1877 to 1888
Length: 9 inches
Blade Width: 1 inch
Construction: Steel frame with beech infill
Finish: Lacquered
Features: Skewed blade, side spur
Uses: General purpose rabbet plane
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $450
Average eBay Price: $130 to $480

Other Notes: This plane is identical to the No. 80 steel cased rabbet plane, except this one has a side spur for cross grain cutting. These are not great planes to work with when you consider others on the market. They are often found with the sides filed wider to allow the shavings to clear more easily.

Updated: 26th April, 2006

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Odd rare Stanley 90 steel cased rabbet plane collectible woodworking tool 1888
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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.