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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 C Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1898 to 1970
Length: 14 inches
Blade Width: 2 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Corrugated sole
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $25 to $75
Average eBay Price: $18 to $60

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


Updated: 15th February, 2006

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

Vintage Pilot PLANE BLADE Fits Stanley 4 And 5 PLANE PART
Vintage Pilot PLANE BLADE Fits Stanley 4 And 5 PLANE PART $10.46
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $10.46
TOOL BLOCK PLANE STANLEY 220 1 5 8 MKD BLADE
TOOL  BLOCK PLANE  STANLEY   220  1 5 8 MKD BLADE $24.95
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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
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)
Time Remaining: 3h
Stanley Surform 5 1 2 Pocket Plane with 2 Packs Of New Blades
Stanley Surform 5 1 2 Pocket Plane with 2 Packs Of New Blades $28.99
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Buy It Now for only: $28.99
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 $46.57 (4 Bids)
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VINTAGE ORIGINAL BAILEY WOODWORKING HAND PLANE 5 STANLEY BAILEY FLAT BOTTOM USA
VINTAGE ORIGINAL BAILEY WOODWORKING HAND PLANE 5 STANLEY BAILEY FLAT BOTTOM USA $44.95
Time Remaining: 3h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $44.95


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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