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The descriptive terminology used by planemaker’s and collectors can be somewhat confusing to the beginner. For example there was never any real standardization of the various parts of a plane as such, but the names tended to follow the same general pattern.


Stanley No. 60-1/2 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1902 to 1982
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Adjustable throat, low angle blade
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $15 to $75
Average eBay Price: $12 to $50

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


Updated: 28th July, 2006

Stanley No. 60-1/2 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley 60 1 2 type Block Plane FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION
Stanley 60 1 2 type Block Plane FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION $29.99
Time Remaining: 6h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Stanley No 60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane 1923 1935
Stanley No 60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane 1923 1935 $32.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 8m
Vintage Stanley 60 Wood Chisel 1 2
Vintage Stanley 60 Wood Chisel 1 2 $30.00
Time Remaining: 22h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
No 60 1 2 Sweetheart 6 1 2In Low Angle Block Plane Replacement Blade Cutting
No 60 1 2 Sweetheart 6 1 2In Low Angle Block Plane Replacement Blade Cutting $106.49
Time Remaining: 22h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $106.49
6 Pc STANLET SCREWDRIVER SET Phillips 1 2 x 4 Sloted 3 16 1 4 x 6 USA
6 Pc STANLET SCREWDRIVER SET Phillips 1 2 x 4 Sloted 3 16 1 4 x 6 USA $11.45
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $11.45
5 Pc STANLET SCREWDRIVER SET Phillips 1 2 x 4 Sloted 3 16 1 4 x 6 USA
5 Pc STANLET SCREWDRIVER SET Phillips 1 2 x 4 Sloted 3 16 1 4 x 6 USA $10.69
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $10.69
Vintage Stanley No 60 1 2 Plane in Original Box
Vintage Stanley No 60 1 2 Plane in Original Box $22.84 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 8m
Stanley Low Angle Block Plane G12 060 60 1 2 Made in England
Stanley Low Angle Block Plane G12 060 60 1 2 Made in England $27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 35m
Vintage Stiletto 60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane made by Stanley Early Type NR
Vintage Stiletto 60 1 2 Low Angle Block Plane made by Stanley Early Type NR $37.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 13m
STANLEY Works SHEFFIELD England 12 060 60 1 2 Low Angle Plane In Box WOW
STANLEY Works SHEFFIELD England 12 060 60 1 2 Low Angle Plane In Box WOW $20.45 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 44m


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.

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