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Stanley No. 72 Chamfer Plane


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Manufactured: 1885 to 1938
Length: 9 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Adjustable chamfer width by raising or lowering the front piece
Uses: Cuts chamfers from 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches wide
Average Dealer Price: $250 to $500
Average eBay Price: $280 to $480
Type 1: $400 to $800
Type 2: $300 to $600

Other Notes: Later types came with a bull nose attachment front piece. These attachments can bring $80 to $150 alone.


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.