THE BIBLE for Stanley tool collectors and researchers
By Chagrinite@aol.com on Apr 17, 1999
This extensive book covers almost every tool made by Stanley. The author had assistance from the Stanley Works in Conn and many major tool collectors. Tools are very accurately described so that amature collectors can determine the model , manufacture date and current value of most Stanley tools. A very detailed review of the major categories of planes and patents is presented in the back of the book along with a complete index by tool model number.If you collect Stanley tools, this book HAS to be in your workshop.
Informative, Interesting, Exhaustive
By Clarke Green on Dec 28, 1999
The sine-qui-non of tool collecting references. If you can't find it in Walters book chances are you won't find it anywhere. Okay you have a #3 plane but what type of #3 plane? The differences can be subtle but important (like a fine wine). Any serious tool collector or curious tool user will enjoy this book.
Why not republish this?
By Otis R. Farley on Oct 24, 2012
My question about this book is why in the world someone has not gone to the trouble to re-publish it? Used copies command astounding prices. There is definitely a demand. Whoever owns the publishing rights to this had better wake up before the interest wanes......