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Stanley No. 4-1/2 Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1884 to 1961
Length: 10 inches
Blade Width: 2-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Extra wide
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $200
Average eBay Price: $30 to $120
Prelateral: $750 to $1500

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 15th February, 2006

Stanley No. 4-1/2 Smooth Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage Stanley No 4 1 2 wood plane
Vintage Stanley No 4 1 2 wood plane $65.00 (18 Bids)
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NEW STANLEY 751183 4 1 2 WHITE DIE CAST DOOR PULL HANDLE 6460752
NEW STANLEY 751183 4 1 2 WHITE DIE CAST DOOR PULL HANDLE 6460752 $2.39
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vintage Stanley Bailey no 4 1 2 wood plane
vintage Stanley Bailey no 4 1 2 wood plane $61.00 (4 Bids)
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stanley made in england no 4 1 2 plane
stanley made in england no 4 1 2 plane $49.99
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Stanley Mechanics Tool Set Black Chrome 100 piece 1 4 1 2 Drive with case New
Stanley Mechanics Tool Set Black Chrome 100 piece 1 4  1 2 Drive with case New $24.99
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NICE SET OF 4 VINTAGE STANLEY SOCKET CHISELS WOOD TOOLS 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 2
NICE SET OF 4 VINTAGE STANLEY SOCKET CHISELS WOOD TOOLS 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 $37.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 40m
NEW STANLEY 75185 4 1 2 BLACK DIE CAST DOOR PULL HANDLE 4714952
NEW STANLEY 75185 4 1 2 BLACK DIE CAST DOOR PULL HANDLE 4714952 $2.39
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D5NN5230D New Ford New Holland Tractor Muffler 2000 3000 4000 5000 4 1 2 x 9
D5NN5230D New Ford New Holland Tractor Muffler 2000 3000 4000 5000 4 1 2 x 9 $45.00
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Stanley Commercial Door Hinge Interior Exterior Prime Coated 4 1 2 SPF179 45
Stanley Commercial Door Hinge Interior Exterior Prime Coated 4 1 2 SPF179 45 $5.39
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3PK Stanley 4 1 2 Hinges with Satin Chrome Finish Full Mortise Mounting
3PK Stanley 4 1 2 Hinges with Satin Chrome Finish Full Mortise Mounting $17.99
Time Remaining: 15h 29m
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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.