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Stanley No. 96 Chisel Gauge


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Manufactured: 1888 to 1922
Length: 2-1/4 inches
Blade Width: Takes a 1/4 inch chisel
Construction: Steel
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Attaches to the end of a 1/4 inch chisel
Uses: For "blind nailing". Peels up a 1/4 inch shaving so a small nail or screw can be driven in underneath it and the shaving glued back down into place, hiding the nail or screw
Average Dealer Price: $150 to $250
Average eBay Price: $150 to $240
Type 1: $200 to $350


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 96 Chisel Gauges on eBay right now...

STANLEY RLCO 608 C BEDROCK JOINTER PLANE PATD 4 2 96 CUTTER APL1992 AS FOUND
STANLEY RLCO 608 C BEDROCK JOINTER PLANE PATD 4 2 96 CUTTER APL1992 AS FOUND $169.99
Time Remaining: 22h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $169.99


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.