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Stanley No. 131 Double End Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1905 to 1941
Length: 8 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Reversible adjustable blade
Uses: General purpose block plane which can convert to a bull nose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $150 to $300
Average eBay Price: $150 to $270
Type 1: $200 to $350

Other Notes: The cast iron yolk assembly is often found cracked near the base of the blade adjusting screw


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 131 Double End Block Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage Union 137 Stanley 131 Double Ended Block Plane INV12933
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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.