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Stanley No. 42 Miller’s Pat. Adjustable Plow Plane


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Manufactured: 1871 to 1897
Length: 10-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 10 provided: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8 inch, 1/4 inch tongue cutter, 1-5/8 inch filletster cutter and slitter
Construction: Gun metal (bronze alloy), rosewood handle
Finish: None
Features: Adjustable fence and depth stop, removable filletster bottom and 10 cutters
Uses: Plow, filletster, rabbet and match plane
Average Dealer Price: $1500 to $3000
Average eBay Price: $1600 to $2900
Type 1: $10,000 to $20,000
Type 2: $2500 to $5000
Types 3 to 5: $2000 to $4500
Types 6 to 9: $1500 to $3000

Other Notes: Identical to the No. 41 apart from the construction material, however the filletster bed is iron.


Updated: 28th July, 2006

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Rare Stanley No42 Millers Patent Gun Metal Plow Plane
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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.