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Stanley No. 81 Cabinet Scraper


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Manufactured: 1909 to 1942
Length: 10 inches
Blade Width: 2-1/2 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood bottom
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Rosewood bottom
Uses: For fine finish work
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $120
Average eBay Price: $65 to $100

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) sometimes reach slightly higher prices


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 81 Cabinet Scrapers on eBay right now...

antique STANLEY SCRAPER PLANE tool CABINET wood working No81 vtg NICKEL PLATED
antique STANLEY SCRAPER PLANE tool CABINET wood working No81 vtg NICKEL PLATED $13.50 (6 Bids)
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Vintage Stanley No 81 Cabinet Scraper with Rosewood Bottom Face
Vintage Stanley No 81 Cabinet Scraper with Rosewood Bottom Face $24.99
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STANLEY NO 81 DBL HANDLE NICKEL PLATED SCRAPER PLANE ROSEWOOD SOLE NO BLADE
STANLEY NO 81 DBL HANDLE NICKEL PLATED SCRAPER PLANE ROSEWOOD SOLE NO BLADE $29.95
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DISSTON No 20 Scraper Iron 2 x 5 New Old Stock Fits Stanley No 81 G650
DISSTON No 20 Scraper Iron 2 x 5 New Old Stock Fits Stanley No 81 G650 $25.95
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E C ATKINS Silver Steel Scraper Cutter 2 X 5 New Old Stock fits Stanley 81
E C ATKINS Silver Steel Scraper Cutter 2 X 5 New Old Stock fits Stanley 81 $26.95
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Stanley 81 Cabinet Scraper
Stanley 81 Cabinet Scraper $75.00
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VINTAGE STANLEY No 81 CABINET SCRAPER ROSEWOOD SOLE 1909 1942 NO CUTTER
VINTAGE STANLEY No 81 CABINET SCRAPER ROSEWOOD SOLE 1909 1942 NO CUTTER $18.59
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STANLEY No 81 SCRAPER PLANE w V LOGO VINTAGE HAND TOOL VENEER CABINET
STANLEY No 81 SCRAPER PLANE w V LOGO VINTAGE HAND TOOL VENEER CABINET $65.00
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Vintage Stanley No 81 Cabinet Scraper
Vintage Stanley No 81 Cabinet Scraper $14.55
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Stanley No 81 Cabinet Scraper Plane
Stanley No 81 Cabinet Scraper Plane $60.00
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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.