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Stanley No. 39-7/8 Dado Plane

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Manufactured: 1900 to 1935
Length: 8 inches
Blade Width: 7/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Skewed cutter, adjustable depth stop and spurs
Uses: For cutting a rectangular groove or channel
Average Dealer Price: $80 to $250
Average eBay Price: $90 to $250
Type 1: $150 to $275

Other Notes: Available in 8 different cutter sizes

Updated: 28th 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.