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Stanley No. S 5 Steel Jack Plane

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Manufactured: 1926 to 1942
Length: 14 inches
Blade Width: 2 inches
Construction: Steel, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: "Unbreakable" version
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $300
Average eBay Price: $90 to $260

Other Notes: Useful in classrooms and trade schools, where breakage is not an issue when dropped on a hard floor.

Updated: 25th July, 2006

Stanley No. S 5 Steel Jack Planes on eBay right now...

Steel s5 stanley plane
Steel s5 stanley plane £71.40
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Stanley No S4 or No S5 Frog I011
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Stanley No S5 SW Steel Jack Plane Inv 1639
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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.