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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...

Vintage Stanley Bailey No5 Smooth Bottom Jack Plane 14 X 2 1 2 Made in USA
Vintage Stanley Bailey No5 Smooth Bottom Jack Plane 14 X 2 1 2 Made in USA $49.99
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Stanley No 5 Hand Plane level cap
Stanley No 5 Hand Plane level cap $20.00
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Vintage Stanley Rule Level Co No 5 Bench Plane As Is To Use Or For Parts
Vintage Stanley Rule  Level Co No 5 Bench Plane As Is To Use Or For Parts $19.55 (5 Bids)
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Stanley No 5 Hand Plane level cap older
Stanley No 5 Hand Plane level cap older $20.00
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Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 Plane
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 Plane $86.00 (20 Bids)
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Vintage Stanley No5 SW sweetheart Type 13 Jack plane 1925 1928
Vintage Stanley No5 SW sweetheart Type 13 Jack plane 1925 1928 $79.95
Time Remaining: 1h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 Woodworking Plane Smooth Bottom Barn Find
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 Woodworking Plane Smooth Bottom Barn Find $33.00 (7 Bids)
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VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEY NO 5 HAND PLANE USA OLD WOODWORKING TOOLS
VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEY NO 5 HAND PLANE USA OLD WOODWORKING TOOLS $28.00 (3 Bids)
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STANLEY NO 45 NO 55 LOT OF 5 BEADING CUTTERS 24 25 26 27
STANLEY NO 45 NO 55 LOT OF 5 BEADING CUTTERS 24 25  26 27 $29.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique Stanley No 4 Type 5 1885 1888 First Lateral Model
Antique Stanley No 4 Type 5 1885 1888 First Lateral Model $99.95
Time Remaining: 2h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $99.95


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.