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Stanley No. 66 Hand Beader


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Manufactured: 1888 to 1941
Length: 10 inches
Blade Width: 8 blades provided
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: 2 fences (1 straight & 1 round) and 8 interchangeable cutters
Uses: Used for beading, reeding, fluting, stinging and very light routing
Average Dealer Price (with full cutter set): $100 to $240
Average Dealer Price (with no cutters): $40 to $80
Average eBay Price: $90 to $210
Type 1 (with full cutter set): $100 to $250
Type 1 (with no cutters): $50 to $100
Replacement set of 8 cutters: $50 to $100
Individual cutters: $5 to $10

Other Notes: Earlier types are japanned (prior to 1898)


Updated: 13th August, 2006

Stanley No. 66 Hand Beaders on eBay right now...

Stanley No 66 Beader Plane 6 double cutters 2 fences Antique
Stanley No 66 Beader Plane 6 double cutters 2 fences Antique $51.01 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 50m
Vintage Stanley No 66 Type 1 Hand Beader Patd 2 09 1886
Vintage Stanley No 66 Type 1 Hand Beader Patd 2 09 1886 $75.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 18m
Vintage Stanley No 66 Hand Beader Chrome Plated w 1 Blade
Vintage Stanley No 66 Hand Beader Chrome Plated w 1 Blade $40.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 28m
Vintage Stanley No 66 Hand Beader Patd 2 09 1886 w 1 Cutter 1 Fence
Vintage Stanley No 66 Hand Beader Patd 2 09 1886 w 1 Cutter 1 Fence $40.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 38m
Vintage Stanley No 66 Hand Beader Marked 232
Vintage Stanley No 66 Hand Beader Marked 232 $15.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 48m
VERY NICE STANLEY 66 SCRATCH BEADER PLANE WITH 1 FENCE missing cutter
VERY NICE STANLEY  66 SCRATCH BEADER PLANE WITH 1 FENCE missing cutter $22.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 58m
Stanley No 66 Beader 32553
Stanley No 66 Beader 32553 $45.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Stanley No 66 Beader 32551
Stanley No 66 Beader 32551 $45.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Vintage Stanley 66 hand beader
Vintage Stanley 66 hand beader $41.41 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 55m
nickel coated STANLEY TOOLS 66 HAND BEADER shave plane
nickel coated STANLEY TOOLS 66 HAND BEADER shave plane $65.00
Time Remaining: 8d 1h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00


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.