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Stanley Bedrock No. 603 Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1900 to 1943
Length: 8 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Superior frog seating
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $150 to $350
Average eBay Price: $150 to $350
Type 1-4: $200 to $400

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


Updated: 15th February, 2006

Stanley Bedrock No. 603 Smooth Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley Contractor Grade 65 603 Screwdriver 6 3 PT Phillips Rubber Grip USA
Stanley Contractor Grade 65 603 Screwdriver 6 3 PT Phillips Rubber Grip USA $13.12
Time Remaining: 5h 11m
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Stanley Bedrock no 603 lever cap B casting
Stanley Bedrock no 603 lever cap B casting $27.50
Time Remaining: 10h 28m
Stanley No603 608 Bed RockFrog Pins Screws 4pcs 1910 43 GOOD S32817
Stanley No603 608 Bed RockFrog Pins  Screws 4pcs 1910 43 GOOD S32817 $19.95
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Stanley Bedrock No 603 Smoothing Plane Inv F 1645
Stanley Bedrock No 603 Smoothing Plane Inv F 1645 $279.95
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Stanley R L Co BED ROCK No 603C Bench PLANE Type 3 ca 1900 08
Stanley R  L Co BED ROCK No 603C Bench PLANE Type 3 ca 1900 08 $225.00
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RARE Winchester No3C Bench Plane Same as Stanley Bedrock 603C Pre 1911
RARE Winchester No3C Bench Plane Same as Stanley Bedrock 603C Pre 1911 $150.00
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Stanley Bed Rock Frog Pin Screws No 603 to No 608 Flat Side
Stanley Bed Rock Frog Pin Screws No 603 to No 608 Flat Side $7.95
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Stanley Tools FatMax Torpedo Level 22cm 0 43 603
Stanley Tools FatMax Torpedo Level 22cm 0 43 603 $32.37
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Stanley 043603 25cm FatMax Torpedo Level
Stanley 043603 25cm FatMax Torpedo Level $27.41
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1986 Suzuki VS700 Intruder VS 700 S603 Stanley headlight and trim ring
1986 Suzuki VS700 Intruder VS 700 S603 Stanley headlight and trim ring $43.79
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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.