DID YOU KNOW…

Thomas Norris is famous for his highly crafted and beautifully made infill planes. E. Guymer reminisces about a time when he was first introduced to Mr. & Mrs. Norris and how he would eventually became a part of the family.


Stanley No. 5-1/2 C Jack Plane


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
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 no 5 1 2 C
stanley bailey no 5 1 2 C $31.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 47m
Stanley Surform 5 1 2 Pocket Plane with 2 Packs Of New Blades
Stanley Surform 5 1 2 Pocket Plane with 2 Packs Of New Blades $28.99
Time Remaining: 1h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $28.99
Vintage Stanley No 5 1 2 Wood Plane
Vintage Stanley No 5 1 2 Wood Plane $39.95
Time Remaining: 6h 42m
estate nice corrugated STANLEY 3 PATENT date 5 1 2 woodworking plane jcboxlot
estate nice corrugated STANLEY 3 PATENT date 5 1 2 woodworking plane jcboxlot $95.00
Time Remaining: 7h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Stanley 21 399 Surform one handed spleen cutting pocket plane 5 1 2
Stanley 21 399 Surform one handed spleen cutting pocket plane 5 1 2 $0.99
Time Remaining: 9h
VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEY CANADA No5 1 2 JACK PLANE WOODWORK HAND PLANE
VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEY CANADA No5 1 2 JACK PLANE WOODWORK HAND PLANE $37.08 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 35m
Stanley Jack Plane 14 1 2 Bailey No 5 1 2
Stanley Jack Plane 14 1 2 Bailey No 5 1 2 $59.00
Time Remaining: 20h 45m
Stanley 21 399 5 1 2 Pocket Plane New
Stanley 21 399 5 1 2 Pocket Plane New $11.99
Time Remaining: 23h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 2 Corrugated Jack Plane Patented Dates
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 2 Corrugated Jack Plane Patented Dates $46.47 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 8m
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 2 Corrugated Jack Wood Plane
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 2 Corrugated Jack Wood Plane $109.95
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $109.95


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.

css.php