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The descriptive terminology used by planemaker’s and collectors can be somewhat confusing to the beginner. For example there was never any real standardization of the various parts of a plane as such, but the names tended to follow the same general pattern.


Stanley No. 30 Jointer Plane


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Manufactured: 1869 to 1917
Length: 22 inches
Blade Width: 2-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron frame, beech bottom, handle & knob
Finish: Japanned frame, lacquered wood parts
Features: Wood bottom
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $15 to $50
Average eBay Price: $12 to $35
Type 1: $250 to $500
Types 2 to 4: $100 to $200
Types 5 to 6: $35 to $75


Updated: 13th August, 2006

Stanley No. 30 Jointer Planes on eBay right now...

Antique Bailey 30 wood Plane Very Old HTF Early Stanley planer
Antique Bailey 30 wood Plane Very Old HTF Early Stanley planer $63.13
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Vintage STANLEY GAGE Plane Clamping Plate for chip breaker and iron 1920 30
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Instruction Booklet for Stanley 45 Plane Dated 7 1 30 Reproduction not a copy
Instruction Booklet for Stanley 45 Plane Dated 7 1 30 Reproduction not a copy $7.50
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Reproduction Stanley 30 angle divider cross bar screw set
Reproduction Stanley 30 angle divider cross bar  screw set $24.50
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Stanley GAGE No G6 G27 G28 G30 G36 Iron Depth Adjusting Screw Z36
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Stanley Solid Back Lever Cap Transitional Wood Bottom Plane No28 29 30 31
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Vintage Stanley No 120 Wood Plane Woodworking Tool Planer 30
Vintage Stanley No 120 Wood Plane Woodworking Tool Planer 30 $18.99
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Lever Cap Stanley Bailey Transitional Plane No 28 29 30 31 36 2 3 8 Wide
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Frog Stanley no30 transitional plane
Frog Stanley no30 transitional plane $9.99
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Stanley No 604 Bedrock Type 15 Smoothing Plane 1929 30 Flat Side SW INV13035
Stanley No 604 Bedrock Type 15 Smoothing Plane 1929 30 Flat Side SW INV13035 $549.00
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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.