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The descriptive terminology used by planemaker’s and collectors can be somewhat confusing to the beginner. For example there was never any real standardization of the various parts of a plane as such, but the names tended to follow the same general pattern.


Stanley No. 60 Low Angle Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1898 to 1950
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned, nickel plated trimmings
Features: Adjustable throat
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $250
Average eBay Price: $40 to $210
Type 1: $100 to $350

Other Notes: Type 1 does not have an adjustable throat, but has a wooden front knob.


Updated: 26th April, 2006

Stanley No. 60 Low Angle Block Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley 60 1 2 Block Plane
Stanley 60 1 2 Block Plane £51.95
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Stanley Tools STA512060 No601 2 Block Plane + Pouch
Stanley Tools STA512060 No601 2 Block Plane + Pouch £51.82
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No 60 1 2 Sweetheart 6 1 2In Low Angle Block Plane Replacement Blade Cutting
No 60 1 2 Sweetheart 6 1 2In Low Angle Block Plane Replacement Blade Cutting £80.04
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Stanley 60 1 2 Block Plane
Stanley  60 1 2 Block Plane £22.51
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Stanley Tools No601 2 Block Plane + Pouch
Stanley Tools No601 2 Block Plane + Pouch £53.24
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Stanley No60 1 2 Wood Block Plane Pouch 6 1 4in 35mm Blade 13 Degrees 512060
Stanley No60 1 2 Wood Block Plane  Pouch 6 1 4in 35mm Blade 13 Degrees 512060 £29.49
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Stanley 512060 601 2 Block Plane C w Pouch
Stanley 512060 601 2 Block Plane C w Pouch £52.66
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STANLEY No 60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane Vintage Made In USA
STANLEY No 60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane Vintage Made In USA £45.07
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Stanley Tools No601 2 Block Plane C w Pouch
Stanley Tools No601 2 Block Plane C w Pouch £54.94
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Stanley 12 139 Bailey No60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane
Stanley 12 139 Bailey No60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane £81.68
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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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