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Stanley No. 49 Tongue & Groove Plane


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Manufactured: 1877 to 1942
Length: 10-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 3/16 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood knob
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Swinging fence
Uses: Cuts a tongue & groove joint for joining boards
Average Dealer Price: $75 to $175
Average eBay Price: $60 to $160
Type 1: $100 to $250

Other Notes: Identical to the No. 48 except for cutter size. Earlier types were japanned prior to 1898


Updated: 28th July, 2006

Stanley No. 49 Tongue & Groove Planes on eBay right now...

EARLY STANLEY PLANE NO 49
EARLY STANLEY PLANE NO 49 $50.00
Time Remaining: 9h 27m
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Stanley No 49 Plane Part Rotating bar for TG use
Stanley No 49 Plane Part Rotating bar for TG use $12.50
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 41m
Stanley GA49 router fence
Stanley GA49 router fence $15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 32m
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Vintage STANLEY No 49 BIT GAUGE Adjustable Drill Bit Depth w Original Box
Vintage STANLEY No 49 BIT GAUGE Adjustable Drill Bit Depth w Original Box $12.99
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Rosewood Beaded Front Knob Stanley Trauts No 47 or No 46 G49
Rosewood Beaded Front Knob Stanley Trauts No 47 or No 46 G49 $8.95
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Antique Stanley No 49 Plane Tool Woodworking Tongue and Groove
Antique Stanley No 49 Plane Tool Woodworking Tongue and Groove $180.00
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Antique Vintage Stanley No 49 Type 1 Swing Match Tongue Groove Plane
Antique Vintage Stanley No 49 Type 1 Swing Match Tongue  Groove Plane $185.00
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Reproduction Stanley 49 plane blade set
Reproduction Stanley 49 plane blade set $24.50
Time Remaining: 27d 6h 47m
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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.