Slide 5: Stanley Handyman Block Plane

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Stanley planes are by far the most commonly collected (along with the company’s other tools). Founded in the 1850s as a manufacturer of rules and levels, the company made its fortune after buying the rights to the patent for an adjustable metal plane from Leonard Bailey. “It was the most successful iron plane design of all time, and Stanley went from an obscure little company to a big name in a relatively small amount of time,” Lee says. This handyman block plane is priced at $35


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