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Stanley No. 47 Adjustable Dado Plane


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Manufactured: 1876 to 1923
Length: 10-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 5 provided: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 7/8, 1-1/4 inch. A 13/16 inch cutter was offered with some of the later type planes
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Nickel plated. Earlier types japanned
Features: Skewed cutter, adjustable depth stop, spurs and slitter, 5 interchangeable cutters
Uses: Plow, filletster, dado and match plane
Average Dealer Price: $300 to $650
Average eBay Price: $270 to $220
Type 1: $400 to $800
Type 2: $350 to $650

Other Notes: Not marked with the No. 47 as a No. 46 casting was always used. Some of the nickel plated later types are identical to later types of the No. 46, except without a fence and also with fewer cutters. The right front depth stop housing was not ground off like it was on the earlier japanned types. There was no guard plate provided on the No. 47 planes sliding section and, therefore, no holes were required for it. Type 1 also has wedge spurs and is actually a modified No. 46 Type 2 plane.


Updated: 29th July, 2006

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Beaded Rosewood Front Knob Stanley Trauts Patent No 46 or No 47 G972
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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.

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