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 Stanley Rule & Level Co
Millers Patent Planes & Stanley Plow & Combination Planes

Stanley tried a few different designs of metal bodied combination & plow planes before settling down and going with the #45 / 55 series of planes they are so well known for.  This series of planes would also include the skew cut #46 & 47 models as well as the light duty #50.  Stanley also offered the Millers Patent line of woodworking planes including the #41- #44 which were introduced in 1870, and phased out in the 1890's. They also made and offered the 141 and 143 plow planes for a longer period of time.   To learn all the history about the different models and types of # 45 & 55 planes one would ever need to know I recommend the great guide written and published by Dave Heckle past president of MWTCA.  The Millers Patent line of Stanley planes is discussed in length in Roger Smiths works on the subject or in John Walters out of print price guides. 

 Stanley Rule & Level Co
Millers Patent Plow & Fillister Planes


Charles Miller 1872 Patent # 50 Bronze Improved Joiners Plow PlaneCharles Miller 1872 Patent # 50 Bronze Improved Joiners Plow Plane   There are just a handful of these rare planes known.  They were made in both iron and bronze / gunmetal as this one is.  The design for this style plane was patented by Charles Miller in 1872 and it was offered for just one year in the Russell & Irwin catalog of 1875.  Miller held other plane patents, and worked for Stanley for a short time prior to this. It is believed Stanley made the plane, but it was never offered in any of their catalogs.  Patrick Leach has a write-up on this plane on his website Blood & Gore, and Don Bosse also has a history  / bio on Miller on his website, both of which can be found with a Google search.  There is also info in Roger Smiths books.  Past auction results can be found in Clarence Blanchard's / Browns Tool Auction Catalogs.

The collector found this plane in California back in the 70's or early 80's.  At that time it was practically unheard of and he knew nothing about it.  It was missing the outer fence.  He found somebody that had an iron model, and borrowed that fence to have one made for his.  At the time he did not know that the fence for the iron model was different from the bronze one.  Fast forward 30 - 40 years during which time a few other examples have turned up in different tool auctions typically bringing anywhere from $15,000 - $23,000.   Prices have fallen off from the peaks, but it is still considered one of the premier planes that can be found.   Paul Hamler the well known master artisan in the tool world began making a full size, and miniature version of this plane. Examples of  both can be found on the market today, although they too are kind of hard to find.  This plane has been fitted with one of Hamler's incredibly accurate and detailed outer fences.  It is the proper size and design.  It fits perfectly, and looks great noting a slight color difference.  Everything else about this plane is original and in superb condition.  Rare & Very Nice!!

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Fine   . . . . . $5,795.00

CYN-S-E50

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 Stanley Rule & Level Co
# 41 thru # 44
Millers Patent Plow / Dado & Fillister Planes



Stanley Millers Patent # 41 Plow PlaneStanley Millers Patent # 41 Plow Plane   This has the straight fence w/  wrap around feature.  There is no fillister bed.  Overall good condition.  Nice!!

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CHC-SMP-41

Good  . . . . .  $295.00

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45 - 46 - 47 - 50 - 55
Plow / Dado & Fillister Combination Planes


Stanley # 45 Combination Plow / Beading PlaneStanley Sweetheart Era# 45 Combination Plow / Beading Plane  Complete in taped box.  Includes screwdriver instructions, slitter, cam long & short rods, 2 boxes of cutters etc.  Minor loses to nickel on skate.  No rust or pitting. Nice overall condition. A great user.

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Good + . . . . . $295.00

CON-S45

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Stanley # 45 Dado / Beading Plane w/ 18 CuttersStanley # 45 Dado / Beading Plane w/ 18 Cutters    Nice condition. Missing 5 bead cutters.  The plane and most cutters are in like new condition.   

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Fine  . . . . . $175.00

SBRG-S45-18

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Stanley # 45 Dado / Beading Plane BodyStanley # 45 Dado / Beading Plane Body   Dirty but nice condition. Missing wooden knob on fence.  Lots of good parts  A useful tool. 

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Good  . . . . . $45.00

CHC-S45-B

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Cutter for Stanley 45Box of 15 Cutters for Stanley 45  These are early versions w/o a notch at the top.  In decent condition.  What you see is what you get. 

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CHC-45-CUT  

Good  . . . . . $75.00 

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Stanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Fillester & Match Rabbet PlaneStanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Fillester & Match Rabbet Plane  I believe this is a type 2 and dates from 1874 - 1875 only.  No cutters.   

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CHC-S46-BDY

Good  . . . . . $85.00

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Stanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Plane w/ CuttersStanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Plane w/ Cutters   This skew 46 is in overall very nice condition.  There are 10 cutters in a slide top box.   It will be a fine user.

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CC-S46-N

Good  + . . . . .  $250.00

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Stanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Plane w/ CuttersStanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Plane w/ Cutters   This skew 46 is in overall very nice condition.  There are 10 cutters.   It will be a fine user.

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CC-S46-N2

Good  + . . . . .  $250.00

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Stanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado PlaneStanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Plane in Original Box  Near Dead Mint in the original picture box.  Only the 3/8" cutter looks to have been used or modified.  There is little evidence the plane itself was used more than once. The slitter and rear fence look to have never been mounted.  There is a sliver off of the top of the tote on one side.  It may have been factory, or just fell off from the way the grain was.   A hard to find plane is truly exceptional condition. 

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KC-46

Fine . . . . . . $595.00

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Stanley Nosing Tool w/ CutterStanley Nosing Tool w/ Cutter    Used but not abused early Japanned versions.  Hard to find.  Very Nice!!   

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RB-S45-NOSE-J                       RB-S45-NOSE-J2

Good + . . . . . .  $125.00 / Choice / Each    SOLD!!

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Early Stanley #12 HollowEarly Stanley #12 Hollow  Early japanned version.  Nice!!   

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CCC-S-45-6HR

Good + . . . . . .  $50.00     SOLD!!

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