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Stanley No. 78 Duplex Plane


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Manufactured: 1884 to 1984
Length: 8-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-1/2 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Two blade positions, adjustable fence and depth
Uses: Duplex rabbet and filletster plane
Average Dealer Price: $35 to $75
Average eBay Price: $22 to $65
Type 1: $50 to $150

Other Notes: Only comes with one blade, but it can be used in the bullnose or normal position.


Updated: 26th April, 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.