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07-06-2013 11:54 PM

I picked these up at an antique shop today. I think they are the really nice Stanley’s but I’m hoping you guys can tell me more about them. Also, I’m curious what they might be worth. If the pics aren’t clear, they are no 5 and no 6 Stanleys.


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#1 posted 07-07-2013 12:21 AM

They are desirable in terms of their vintage and condition based on the photos. Looks like the 6 might be in the type 10-12 range, and the 5 in the 13 range. Tough to say based on pics. Not sure the blade is original to the 6. As their value or worth, it is hard to say. Maybe $40 to 50 on the 6, possibly $25 to $35 on the 5. People have paid far more and far less than those guesses before.

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 12:48 AM

Here is a whole bunch of resources http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/24092

I’ll agree with Shane. If you have any specific quest post em back. They will make some great users.

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 01:00 AM

Confused me for a sec since my name is Shane too, lol. I know very little about these or how to tune/use them properly so I’m looking for plenty of advice. Still a total noob on the planer front

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 01:20 AM

Are there some pic angles that could give you a better idea of what types?

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 01:39 AM

I should also note that the no 5 has a corrugated base. Here are the sizes if that helps you identify them.

no 5 is 2 3/8” wide and 14” long
no 6 is 2 7/8” wide and 18” long

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#6 posted 07-07-2013 02:06 AM

You would need pics of the patent dates on the 6, plus the logos from the blades. Pics from behind the plane looking into the area where the depth adjustment is at.

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#7 posted 07-07-2013 02:32 AM

For typing them, go to Don’s link and the first entry under Dating is for Rexmill’s site. That would likely allow you to accurately date them, as the descriptions and pics are very good. (Sorry, on my tablet or I would link it for you.)

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 03:01 AM

I tried that JayT but I’m still not sure because the sizes didn’t exactly line up.
Here are the requested pics.

The No 6 from behind:

The No 5 from behind:

The name on the blade of the No 5

The patent date (this is from the No 5 but the No 6 has the same one)

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 03:08 AM

From Don’s site, this sounds like my No 5 except mine is 14” long not 15”

#5 1/2C Jack plane, 15”L, 2 1/4”W (2 3/8” 1939 on), 6 3/4lbs, 1898-1958.

Also this sounds like my No 6 but mine is 2 7/8” wide not 2 3/8”

#6 Fore plane, 18”L, 2 3/8”W, 7 3/4lbs, 1869-1970.

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 03:16 AM

I see your confusion on width. On all of those sites, the width mentioned is the width of the iron, not the plane body. You definitely have a #5 and a #6.

With the single patent date and frog adjustment screw, those are both type 13 or newer. That means the plain lever cap on the 6 was a replacement.

Are there raised rings under the front knobs? Not where the rod is threaded, but where the outside of the base of the knob meets the body.

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#11 posted 07-07-2013 03:23 AM

The No 5 has a raised ring and the No 6 does not

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#12 posted 07-07-2013 03:35 AM

#6 is a type 13, then. You might be able to go back to the Rexmill site and finish dating your 5 now that it is narrowed down to a type 14 or later.

Edit: Since the 5 doesn’t have the raised rib on the toe and heel, it is a type 14 or 15

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#13 posted 07-07-2013 03:47 AM

So given that what would you say they are worth? I gave $20 for the no 5 and $25 for the no 6

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#14 posted 07-07-2013 03:56 AM

ShaneA has value covered in the first post. I’d tend to say on the lower end of his ranges, so $25 and $40, but I’m also very conservative on guessing values. Antique tools are worth what someone is willing to pay. My opinion is that you got a fair buy on the #5 and a good buy on the #6. Both will make excellent users, so learn how to tune and sharpen and start making shavings.

PS Welcome to the addiction.

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#15 posted 07-07-2013 11:19 AM

Cool, thanks JayT and everyone for the help

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