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Stanley No. 72-1/2 Chamfer Plane


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Manufactured: 1886 to 1917
Length: 9 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches + 6 beading cutters
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Beading attachment, adjustable chamfer width by raising or lowering the front piece
Uses: Cuts chamfers from 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches wide. Also for beading and reeding
Average Dealer Price: $750 to $1500
Average eBay Price: $720 to $1350
Beading attachment only: $200 to $450

Other Notes: Identical to No. 72, except for beading attachment. Later types came with a bull nose attachment front piece. These attachments can bring $80 to $150 alone. The plane is marked No. 72, not 72-1/2


Updated: 26th April, 2006

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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.