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Stanley No. 3 C Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1898 to 1970
Length: 8 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Corrugated bottom
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $125
Average eBay Price: $35 to $110

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always.


Updated: 25th July, 2006

Stanley No. 3 C Smooth Planes on eBay right now...

OLD STANLEY WOOD PLANE NO3 LEVER CAP
OLD STANLEY WOOD PLANE NO3 LEVER CAP $5.00
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Vintage Stanley 60 1 2 Low Angle Plane1 3 4 X 6 Body1 3 8 X 4 3 8 Blade
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Vintage Stanley Rule Level Bedrock 604 605 3 Line Lever Cap INV13060
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Vintage Stanley No 3 Smooth Hand Wood Plane Tool Woodworking
Vintage Stanley No 3 Smooth Hand Wood Plane Tool Woodworking $69.96
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Stanley Bailey 1 3 8 Blade Chip Breaker
Stanley Bailey 1 3 8 Blade  Chip Breaker $19.95
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Stanley Bailey NO 3 Wood Plane Post Smooth Bottom
Stanley Bailey NO 3 Wood Plane Post Smooth Bottom $6.95
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Stanley Bailey NO 3 Corrugated Bottom Plane
Stanley Bailey NO 3 Corrugated Bottom Plane $49.95
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Stanley Bailey No 3 Smoothing Plane
Stanley Bailey No 3 Smoothing Plane $65.00
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Vtg Level Tool Oblong Window Glasses Stanley Lot of 3 Repair Restore
Vtg Level Tool Oblong Window Glasses Stanley Lot of 3 Repair Restore $12.95
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Pair Of Stanley Sweetheart Number 3 Trammels Real Nice
Pair Of Stanley Sweetheart Number 3 Trammels Real Nice $55.00
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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.