Value of a Multiplane.

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Forum topic by eaglewrangler posted 07-15-2011 05:05 PM 1388 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2011 05:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: multiplane hand plane plane

I always wanted one of the old Stanley Multiplanes, but they tend to be more costly. I was recently given a Seargent? multiplane with about two dozen or more profiles and two adjustable fences. I doubt it ever got used much. I would guess it is from the 1940s. There are sash profiles and many different bead sizes. It looks like the Stanley 55 which tend to go for several hundred. I don’t plan to sell tools. I inherited about half my old tools and plan to pass them, just wondering about the Multi-plane. (Before you get too jelous, Given after fixing his house that had a giant tree fall onto it, and comping the 500 deductable from the insurance co. for their clean up efforts)

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 05:45 PM

Any chance you can post some photos. Condition would be very important from a value perspective. Also, you could check completed ebay offerings and see if any similar planes have sold recently.

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 05:51 PM

The irons are sometimes worth more than the plane body.

Stanley no. 46s, for example, are worth about $50 with one
iron, and $200 with a set of 8 or 9.

I reckon that unless the plane is rare and in excellent condition,
it’s the number of irons that will bump the value most.

As a really rough standard – $50-100 for the body and $10 each
for the irons. Missing irons in a set diminish value more than
their presence would boost it.

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 06:01 PM

Research the Sargent 1080 or 1085 for values. The irons should have a notch in one side to aid in depth adjustment. Probably could supply illustrated parts list.

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