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Stanley Bedrock No. 605-1/2 Jack Plane

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Manufactured: 1900 to 1935
Length: 15 inches
Blade Width: 2-1/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Extra wide. Superior frog seating
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $250 to $500
Average eBay Price: $180 to $480
Type 1-4: $175 to $350

Other Notes: The Bedrock planes are built more solidly than Stanley's other bench planes

Updated: 15th February, 2006

Stanley Bedrock No. 605-1/2 Jack Planes on eBay right now...

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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.