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Stanley No. 171 Door Trim & Router Plane


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Manufactured: 1911 to 1935
Length: 11 inches
Blade Width: 3 provided: 3/8 inch, 5/8 inch and 7/8 inch
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handles
Finish: Japanned
Features: Adjustable fence & 3 interchangeable blades
Uses: Cuts mortises for installing hinges. Also doubles as a router
Average Dealer Price: $250 to $500
Average eBay Price: $300 to $550

Other Notes: Earlier types are two inches shorter


Updated: 28th July, 2006

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Vintage Stanley no171 Plumb Bob 8 oz Painted Aluminum with Steel Tip
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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.