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Stanley No. 5-1/4 C Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1921 to 1942
Length: 11-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Features: Corrugated bottom. Narrow version of number 5
Finish: Japanned
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $200 to $400
Average eBay Price: $175 to $360

Other Notes: This plane was a popular choice for manual training due to is smaller size. Often referred to as a “Junior Jack” plane. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 5-1/4 C Jack Planes on eBay right now...

M820 Stanley Bailey 5 1 4 Sweet Heart Blade 1910 Pat Date Body
M820 Stanley Bailey  5 1 4 Sweet Heart Blade 1910 Pat Date Body $12.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 55m
M819 Stanley 5 1 4 Bailey Plane
M819 Stanley  5 1 4 Bailey Plane $14.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 2m
L1545 VINTAGE Stanley USA No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane
L1545 VINTAGE Stanley USA No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane $18.26 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 58m
Stanley No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane 1 3 4 cutter 11 1 2 Long Orig Box
Stanley No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane 1 3 4 cutter 11 1 2 Long Orig Box $79.99
Time Remaining: 18h 3m
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 4 Smooth Bottom Plane Sweetheart Type 13
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 4 Smooth Bottom Plane Sweetheart Type 13 $99.99
Time Remaining: 22h 28m
OLD STANLEY BAILEY NO 5 1 4 SMOOTH BOTTOM WOOD PLANE Sweetheart Cutter USA
OLD STANLEY BAILEY NO 5 1 4 SMOOTH BOTTOM WOOD PLANE Sweetheart Cutter USA $74.95
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $74.95
Vintage Stanley Bailey no 5 1 4 plane smooth bottom
Vintage Stanley Bailey no 5 1 4 plane smooth bottom $19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 55m
VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEYNO5 1 4 JUNIOR JACK MISSING SOME PART SMOOTH BOTTOM
VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEYNO5 1 4 JUNIOR JACK MISSING SOME PART SMOOTH BOTTOM $20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 56m
Vtg Stanley Plane Orig Part Stanley 3 or 5 1 4 Bench Plane Lever Cap 8344
Vtg Stanley Plane Orig Part Stanley 3 or 5 1 4 Bench Plane Lever Cap 8344 $12.99
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Nice Stanley Bailey 5 1 4 Hand Plane Type 16
Nice Stanley Bailey 5 1 4 Hand Plane Type 16 $50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 58m


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.

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