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Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1869 to 1984
Length: 14 inches
Blade Width: 2 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $25 to $75
Average eBay Price: $15 to $45
Type 1: $300 to $600
Type 2: $200 to $400
Type 3: $350 to $750
Type 4: $50 to $125

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


Updated: 15th February, 2006

Stanley No. 5 Jack Planes on eBay right now...

4 Stanley 21 399 Surform One Handed Spleen Cutting Pocket Plane 5 1 2 x 1 5 8
4 Stanley 21 399 Surform One Handed Spleen Cutting Pocket Plane 5 1 2 x 1 5 8 $10.00
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VINTAGE STANLEY No 5 WOOD PLANES
VINTAGE STANLEY No 5 WOOD PLANES $40.00
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stanley bailey no 5 $20.00
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stanley bailey no 5 1 2 C
stanley bailey no 5 1 2 C $31.00 (3 Bids)
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Stanley Surform 5 1 2 Pocket Plane with 2 Packs Of New Blades $28.99
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Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 woodworking planer stamped
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 woodworking planer stamped $15.51 (11 Bids)
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Collectable STANLEY BAILEY No 5 JACK PLANEMade in ENGLANDGood Condition
Collectable STANLEY BAILEY No 5 JACK PLANEMade in ENGLANDGood Condition $54.55 (6 Bids)
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VINTAGE ORIGINAL BAILEY WOODWORKING HAND PLANE 5 STANLEY BAILEY FLAT BOTTOM USA
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Vintage 6 Block Plane 1 5 8 Blade Stamped Stanley Red Wood Knob Made USA
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Vintage Powr Kraft 14 bench plane smooth sole USA Stanley no 5
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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.

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