Unknown Stanley Plane

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03-04-2011 09:27 PM

Can anyone tell what #plane this might be and what its value might be? I found it on CL and am not sure if I should consider buying it.



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#1 posted 03-04-2011 10:23 PM

It looks like a 220 maybe? Find out if it’s got an adjustable mouth; it looks like it might. Check the depth adjuster knob & see if it has deep circumferential etching. If it does, I think it might be an English 220; I think they call it the G220? It should be stamped into the side.

I’ve got the English 220 and to tell you the truth, I really like it. It’s certainly not what you’d call a “vintage” Stanley & the blade was modern and deeply machined when I got it. However, the casting is quite heavy & the mouth can be tightened very tight. I like mine and didn’t expect to. I don’t think it’s worth more than $30.00.

If it’s just a modern Stanley block plane, I don’t think it’s worth $10.00. It just doesn’t look very old to me, given the picture. Good luck!

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 11:06 PM

It looks like a #60 1/2 or a #60 .. low angle block plane. Brand new they go for about $45. This one does look like a newer model … the older ones had a brass knob on the front. I just bought an older English version of the same plane for $20 but it was pretty well rusted and beat on.

Good luck!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 11:32 PM


Not the most useful block plane for furniture, but fine for a carpenter.
Not useless in the shop, just not capable of fine cuts.

I’d pay about $5-10 at a flee market if I needed it.

The 12-960 is a more useful all-round plane for the workshop because
of its adjustable mouth.

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 11:50 PM

it sayes 12-220 on the pkg. in the left hand corner.

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 02:10 AM

Well, what does the seller want for it?

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#6 posted 03-16-2011 08:49 AM

$15, tops. $5 to $10 is about right.

Not collectible.

-- sawdust

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