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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

Stanley No. 39-7/8 Dado Planes on eBay right now...

Excellent Stanley Sweetheart 39 1 2 Wood Plane
Excellent Stanley Sweetheart  39 1 2 Wood Plane $55.50
Time Remaining: 11h 58m
Vintage Stanley No 39 3 4 Dado Plane
Vintage Stanley No 39 3 4 Dado Plane $96.85 (16 Bids)
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Stanley Rule Level Co No 39 Rare 7 8 Cast Iron Dado Plane 90 Paint
Stanley Rule  Level Co No 39 Rare 7 8 Cast Iron Dado Plane 90 Paint $9.98
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 7m
STANLEY NO 39 1 2 DADO PLANE
STANLEY NO 39 1 2 DADO PLANE $32.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 18m
Vintage Stanley Handyman H39 B Router with GA H142 A Planer Attachment
Vintage Stanley Handyman H39 B Router with GA H142 A Planer Attachment $25.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 11m
Iron Cutter Stanley No 39 7 8 Dado Plane I459
Iron Cutter Stanley No 39 7 8 Dado Plane I459 $30.95
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 27m
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Set of Stanley No 39 Top and Lower Spur Screws Original Stanley Part J399A
Set of Stanley No 39 Top and Lower Spur Screws Original Stanley Part J399A $11.95
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Stanley No 39 Top Spur Screw Original Stanley Part I758
Stanley No 39 Top Spur Screw Original Stanley Part I758 $5.95
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Stanley No 39 3 8 Depth Stop and Adjusting Screw J635
Stanley No 39 3 8 Depth Stop and Adjusting Screw J635 $20.95
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Stanley No 39 3 8 Dado Plane Lever Cap STANLEY Tension Screw Original J637
Stanley No 39 3 8 Dado Plane Lever Cap  STANLEY Tension Screw Original J637 $15.95
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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.