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The descriptive terminology used by planemaker’s and collectors can be somewhat confusing to the beginner. For example there was never any real standardization of the various parts of a plane as such, but the names tended to follow the same general pattern.


Stanley No. 193 A Fibre Board Cutter Plane


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Manufactured: 1936 to 1952
Length: 12-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 6 provided
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Interchangeable fences
Uses: Slitting, beveling and grooving for Masonite and fibre boards
Average Dealer Price: $75 to $150
Average eBay Price: $65 to $140

Other Notes: Identical to a No. 193 except with 3 additional fences: ship lap cut, circular and a groove and bevel cutter holder


Updated: 29th July, 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.