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Stanley No. 5-1/2 C Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1898 to 1958
Length: 15 inches
Blade Width: 2-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Features: Extra wide, Corrugated bottom
Finish: Japanned
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $150
Average eBay Price: $55 to $150

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 5-1/2 C Jack Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley Bailey Sweetheart 5 1 2 Wood Plane made in USA
Stanley Bailey Sweetheart 5 1 2 Wood Plane made in USA $56.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 42m
Rare Keen Kutter No 5 1 2 Jack Plane Stanley Bed Rock Type l Style
Rare Keen Kutter No 5 1 2 Jack Plane Stanley Bed Rock Type l Style $26.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 13m
Vintage Stanley no 5 1 2 corrugated
Vintage Stanley no 5 1 2 corrugated $30.00
Time Remaining: 23h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
STANLEY Proto 21 399 Surform Pocket Plane Fine Cut Blade L 5 1 2 W 1 5 8
STANLEY Proto 21 399 Surform Pocket Plane Fine Cut Blade L 5 1 2 W 1 5 8 $11.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 45m
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Stanley No 5 1 2 C Corrugated Plane
Stanley No 5 1 2 C Corrugated Plane $96.95
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $96.95
VINTAGE STANLEY 203 BLOCK PLANE 5 1 2 INCHES LONG NICE HARD TO FIND PLANE
VINTAGE STANLEY 203 BLOCK PLANE 5 1 2 INCHES LONG NICE HARD TO FIND PLANE $10.14
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 25m
Stanley 399 Surform One Handed Spleen Cutting Pocket Plane 5 1 2
Stanley 399 Surform One Handed Spleen Cutting Pocket Plane 5 1 2 $4.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 13m
Stanley 5 1 2C Corrugated Jumbo Jack Plane Type 11 C1910 18 Good User
Stanley 5 1 2C Corrugated Jumbo Jack Plane Type 11 C1910 18 Good User $37.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 51m
5 1 2IN SURFORM POCKET PLANE
5 1 2IN SURFORM POCKET PLANE $10.07
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $10.07
VTG STANLEY BENCH PLANE IRON 2 3 8 NOS FITS MODELS 4 1 2 5 1 2 6
VTG STANLEY BENCH PLANE IRON 2 3 8 NOS FITS MODELS 4 1 2 5 1 2 6 $42.24
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $42.24


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.