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Stanley Tools made over 180 different models of handplanes in its heyday – many of which sold in the tens of millions. Many of them are common and found in most workshops across the world, while some are very rare indeed. If you need to find out some quick information about the collector value, manufacturing dates, sizes and features, then check out the “Stats Sheets” section for basic info on the entire range of Stanley handplanes.


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...

VG Stanley 97 Cabinet Makers Chisel or Edge Plane
VG Stanley  97 Cabinet Makers Chisel or Edge Plane $299.99
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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 $420.00
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Original Screw Cap for Stanley 97 Edge Trim Plane 60 Paint mjdtoolparts
Original Screw Cap for Stanley 97 Edge Trim Plane 60 Paint mjdtoolparts $94.50
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Stanley Block Plane With Pat date 8 3 97 On Rear Bed Lever Cap 10 12 97 On Cap
Stanley Block Plane With Pat date 8 3 97 On Rear Bed Lever Cap 10 12 97 On Cap $39.99
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Stanley No 97 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane Inv D 986
Stanley No 97 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane Inv D 986 $450.00
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Vintage Stanley No 97 Type 2 1907 1909 Chisel Plane in Near Mint Condition
Vintage Stanley No 97 Type 2 1907 1909 Chisel Plane in Near Mint Condition $575.00
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Antique Vintage Stanley No 97 Type 2 1907 1909 Woodworking Chisel Plane Tool
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Original Blade for Stanley 97 Edge Trim Block Type 11 TM mjdtoolparts
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Stanley USA No97 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane
Stanley USA No97 Cabinet Makers Edge Plane $546.94
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SUPERB STANLEY 20 CIRCULAR PLANE 97 ORIGINAL JAPANNING INV T3781
SUPERB STANLEY  20 CIRCULAR PLANE 97 ORIGINAL JAPANNING INV T3781 $179.99
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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.