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Stanley No. 238 Weatherstrip Plow Plane

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Manufactured: 1930 to 1938
Length: 9-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 7 provided: 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8 inch
Construction: Cast iron
Features: Adjustable fence and depth stop
Finish: Japanned
Uses: Light plow and weather stripping work
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $300
Average eBay Price: $130 to $320

Other Notes: This plane was made two inches shorter prior to 1934

Updated: 30th July, 2006

Stanley No. 238 Weatherstrip Plow Planes on eBay right now...

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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.