Buying a Plough Plane

Paul enjoys using a secondhand Record 043 or 044 plough plane, however these are no longer in production as new models but so far they have been readily available via eBay. You can sometimes get a good secondhand deal on eBay for a Stanley 13-030 or similar plough plane and these work very well too, they range from £50-70 depending on what is included. You can expect to pay up to £125 for a secondhand plough plane if it comes with a full set of cutters. You only really need 4 blades to start with, the ¼”, 5/16”, ⅜”, ½” , you can add to your collection over time, but it can become expensive to buy blades separately. Not all blades across the different models will fit all plough plane types, be sure to check it is compatible. If not, however, they can sometimes be adapted.

If you prefer to buy new, the Veritas plough plane matches the Record planes in terms of quality, functionality and comfort and is more accessible. You can buy plough planes secondhand, just be sure to check they don’t need extensive refurbishing unless you feel confident enough to do so. The blade might need sharpening if it is second hand, you can learn how to do this in our sharpening guide. As this is a lifetime tool, it costs more than other tools which have a shorter life, you can expect to pay around £165 for a new Veritas small plough plane.

We purchased this from eBay for £55.00* with £5.00 delivery.

* Prices correct as of January 2018


  1. Steve Petka on 1 May 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I picked up an old wooden one with 6 irons. Seems to work and level etc. Is this ok or should I replace with a metal version?

    • Izzy BergerTeam Member on 7 May 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Steve,

      Paul says:

      No if you like the wooden one, carry on using it. Especially if it is working well.

      Kind Regards,

  2. Graham Cowan on 1 June 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I was lucky enough to pick one off eBay with a full set of blades all in new condition for $A60.00. Beautiful tool to use.

  3. Joe Spence on 12 June 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I have found Millers Falls planes to be of excellent quality and usually cheaper than Stanley because they don’t have collector factor. Most of them are almost exact copies. The ones I have found have all been in outstanding condition.

  4. Clem Tln on 11 February 2020 at 8:03 am

    Hi Paul and Izzy,

    First of all, let me thank you for your wonderful job guiding us through woodworking.

    I have found on e-bay a stanley 13-050 combination plane. Is that a suitable replacement for a plough plane?


    • Izzy BergerTeam Member on 14 February 2020 at 9:58 am


      Paul says:
      Yes, it is a plough plane, plus other blades work in it.

      Kind Regards,

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