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Stanley No. A 4 Aluminum Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1925 to 1935
Length: 9 inches
Blade Width: 2 inches
Construction: Aluminum, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: None
Features: A non-rusting, lighter version plane
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $300
Average eBay Price: $80 to $260

Other Notes: Not an overly popular plane but still a collectable one.


Updated: 25th July, 2006

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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.