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Forum topic by JustplaneJeff posted 216 days ago 545 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I own 2 Stanley #2 planes. One I have seen at a few auctions and antiques malls, the other I have not seen. One of the planes is about 1/2” longer, has a bigger adjustment knob, and has Bailey cast behind the knob. The other is the one I’ve seen before and of the SW era. How common are the larger #2s and when were they made. The stamp on the blade would suggest it is a later model. Any info would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 216 days ago

I don’t know when the casting grew, but they stopped making them in 1961. Mine is the longer version and the logo is Stanley in the notched rectangle with Made In USA below that.

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#2 posted 216 days ago

Mine also has the notched logo. Glad to know there is more out there, For a while I thought it was a knock-off.

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#3 posted 215 days ago

The longer 8” ones are the last in the production line. They are a quite a bit more rare than a regular No. 2. They typically fetch about 300-320 on ebay where a nice 2 would get around 250 or so.

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#4 posted 213 days ago

as deycart mentioned, the longer ones (8”) were the last production model, 1955 to 1961. John Walters book says these are valued a little higher than the typical type 4 and above.

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#5 posted 212 days ago

Mystery solved thanks guys

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