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Stanley No. 97 Cabinet Maker’s Edge Plane


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Manufactured: 1905 to 1943
Length: 10 inches
Blade Width: 2-1/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron & rosewood knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Chisel-edge blade
Uses: For planing right up into a corner, similar to a chisel
Average Dealer Price: $450 to $750
Average eBay Price: $480 to $700
Type 1: $750 to $1500



Updated: 26th April, 2006

Stanley No. 97 Cabinet Maker's Edge Planes on eBay right now...

Two vintage wood planes duplex rabbet 78 american boy patd 12 12 97
Two vintage wood planes duplex rabbet 78 american boy patd 12 12 97 $40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 54m
VG Stanley 97 Cabinet Makers Chisel or Edge Plane
VG Stanley  97 Cabinet Makers Chisel or Edge Plane $299.99
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 49m
VINTAGE STANLEY PLANE No 97 CHISEL PLANE IN FINE CONDITION
VINTAGE STANLEY PLANE No 97 CHISEL PLANE IN FINE CONDITION $300.00
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Stanley No 97 Cabinetmakers Edge Plane Excellent but Missing Cutter
Stanley No 97 Cabinetmakers Edge Plane Excellent but Missing Cutter $191.38 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 57m
Vintage STANLEY Rule Level Co No 97 Type 2 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane
Vintage STANLEY Rule  Level Co No 97 Type 2 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane $450.00
Time Remaining: 10d 4h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
STANLEY RULE LEVEL Co No 97 Woodworking PLANE Estate Found
STANLEY RULE  LEVEL Co No 97 Woodworking PLANE Estate Found $439.39
Time Remaining: 16d 14h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $439.39
Stanley No 97 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane Inv D 986
Stanley No 97 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane Inv D 986 $450.00
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Vintage Stanley New Britain Conn USA No 220 block plane Ptd 10 12 97
Vintage Stanley New Britain Conn USA No 220 block plane Ptd 10 12 97 $15.00
Time Remaining: 20d 4h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Stanley No 220 Block Plane Patent Date 10 12 97
Stanley No 220 Block Plane Patent Date 10 12 97 $18.00
Time Remaining: 23d 13h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00
VINTAGE STANLEY NO 90 BULLNOSE RABBiT PLANE wood tool 8 3 97 patent early model
VINTAGE STANLEY NO 90 BULLNOSE RABBiT PLANE wood tool 8 3 97 patent early model $74.99
Time Remaining: 23d 19h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $74.99


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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