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Stanley planes are amongst the most collectible and valuable planes around but where do you find information on making your Stanley plane a better, sharper, more precise woodworking tool? How do you know what Stanley plane you have or what the value is? Well right here of course! We have a lot of information on the various Stanley planes and thier care and usage.

Want to buy or sell a Stanley plane? Check out the corresponding model number in our Stat Sheets section for the current value of the plane as well as it’s statistics. Chances are you’ll find a bargain hand plane or two for sale on eBay if you’re lucky.


Stanley No. 5-1/4 Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1921 to 1983
Length: 11-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Narrow version of number 5
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $200
Average eBay Price: $40 to $90

Other Notes: This plane was a popular choice for manual training due to is smaller size. Often referred to as a “Junior Jack” plane. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 15th February, 2006

Stanley No. 5-1/4 Jack Planes on eBay right now...

STANLEY WOOD PLANE PLANER BAILEY 5 1 4 SMOOTH BOTTOM CARPENTER USA MADE VINTAGE
STANLEY WOOD PLANE PLANER BAILEY 5 1 4 SMOOTH BOTTOM CARPENTER USA MADE VINTAGE $62.95
Time Remaining: 5h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $62.95
Stanley Bailey NO 5 1 4 Wood Plane Knob Screw
Stanley Bailey NO 5 1 4 Wood Plane Knob  Screw $19.95
Time Remaining: 9h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Stanley Bailey NO 5 1 4 Wood Plane Body Smooth Bottom
Stanley Bailey NO 5 1 4 Wood Plane Body Smooth Bottom $14.95
Time Remaining: 9h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
Stanley Bailey NO 5 1 4 Wood Plane Frog Smooth Bottom
Stanley Bailey NO 5 1 4 Wood Plane Frog Smooth Bottom $24.95
Time Remaining: 9h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
M820 Stanley Bailey 5 1 4 Sweet Heart Blade 1910 Pat Date Body
M820 Stanley Bailey  5 1 4 Sweet Heart Blade 1910 Pat Date Body $10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 26m
M819 Stanley 5 1 4 Bailey Plane
M819 Stanley  5 1 4 Bailey Plane $13.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 33m
L1545 VINTAGE Stanley USA No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane
L1545 VINTAGE Stanley USA No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane $12.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 29m
Stanley No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane 1 3 4 cutter 11 1 2 Long Orig Box
Stanley No 5 1 4 Junior Jack Plane 1 3 4 cutter 11 1 2 Long Orig Box $79.99
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 34m
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 4 Smooth Bottom Plane Sweetheart Type 13
Vintage Stanley Bailey No 5 1 4 Smooth Bottom Plane Sweetheart Type 13 $99.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 59m
OLD STANLEY BAILEY NO 5 1 4 SMOOTH BOTTOM WOOD PLANE Sweetheart Cutter USA
OLD STANLEY BAILEY NO 5 1 4 SMOOTH BOTTOM WOOD PLANE Sweetheart Cutter USA $74.95
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $74.95


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.

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