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Kv0nT

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652 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane stanley no 5 hand plane

Hey, I just picked up a Stanley No. 5 Type 5 for 18 bucks ( I checked that Pat info and it’s definitely a Type 5 1888). It has minimal rust and I think the tote may be a replacement. Any idea what this thing is worth?


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Kv0nT

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#1 posted 652 days ago

Oh, I also picked up this weird block plane. It looks like the old 60-1/2 that I use, it’s low angle with an adjustable mouth and grip indentations on the sides. However, it is slightly wider than the 60-1/2 and it also has a lateral adjustment lever which I have never seen before. Any clues as to what this is?

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#2 posted 652 days ago

no clues until you show pics. lol

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#3 posted 652 days ago

Is 1888 actually a patent date somewhere on the plane? If so, it’s not a Type 5.

At any rate, value really depends on condition. I love the older ones like you’ve got there just because of the history behind them. But #5’s are very plentiful, so it’s not really worth a lot more than you paid unless it is in mint condition. A rusty one in need of cleaning up generally goes for $20-30 on eBay.

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#4 posted 652 days ago

This is the patent info It has two patent dates, “2-8-76” and “10-21-84”, stamped into it, along with the word “STANLEY” on the lateral adjustment lever. which according to the internet makes it a type 5 1885-1888

It also has 2488 stamped on it so I assumed that was the date of production.

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#5 posted 652 days ago

Well mystery solved on the block plane. It is a craftsman 107-37032, their version of the Stanley 9 1/2.

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#6 posted 652 days ago

i suspected that on the block plane. i have the same one.

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#7 posted 652 days ago

Do you find it useful? It’s in good enough condition once I get rid of the rest of this rust that I would consider selling it, unless it’s worth keeping.

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#8 posted 652 days ago

check this site.. Good resource.

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#9 posted 652 days ago

depends on how many other block planes you have and what wood working you do. I use mine quite often for fixing doors or windows that are sticking and quickly taking corners down and other things. good versatile plane but up to your preferences on whether to keep or not.

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