Stanley No. 220 age and value?

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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 06-25-2016 03:14 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2016 03:14 PM

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Hey everybody, so I recently volunteered at my local ReStore and I found this Stanley No. 220 block plane for 8 dollars. It has pretty good japanning and has a rosewood knob with its original lacquer in stellar condition. I’m good at dating bench planes but I am pretty bad at dating block planes. So my question is, how old is it, and did I get a good plane out of this?

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 09:23 PM

It’s worth about that. They are real common.

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 11:38 PM

thats about right.

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#3 posted 06-26-2016 01:08 AM

Maybe about the 1950s or so…..made before the blue or cordovan colours showed up. Maybe pre 1962?

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#4 posted 06-27-2016 10:25 AM

The 220 is so abundant it kind of gets a bad rap among us vintage guys. They are decent planes, they just don’t have an adjustable mouth, but they work well, are easy to find parts for, and can be found for $5-$10 very frequently.

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