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Stanley No. 6 C Fore Plane


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Manufactured: 1898 to 1970
Length: 18 inches
Blade Width: 2-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Corrugated bottom
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $100
Average eBay Price: $40 to $90

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


Updated: 25th July, 2006

Stanley No. 6 C Fore Planes on eBay right now...

STANLEY NO193 FIBERBOARD PLANE No6 ATTACHMENT F+
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Vintage Stanley No 110 Wood Block Plane 6 Woodworking Tool
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Stanley No 6 Fore Plane Type 7 1893 1899
Stanley No 6 Fore Plane Type 7 1893 1899 $52.00 (4 Bids)
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NOS Rare Full Box of 6 Stanley 1 Tri Squares 6 In Each New Unused 1084
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Stanley Bailey No 6 Plane Frog with Screws
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STANLEY 12 247 H1247 BLOCK PLANE 6 x 1 CUTTER MADE IN USA
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STANLEY BAILEY IRON BENCH No 6 FORE PLANE 18 1933 1941 TYPE 16 ROSEWOOD USA
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Stanley 5 type 6 body only
Stanley 5 type 6 body only $5.00
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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.