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Stanley No. 18 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1888 to 1950
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned, nickel plated trimmings
Features: Adjustable throat. Knuckle-joint lever cap
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $15 to $45
Average eBay Price: $15 to $60
Type 1: $50 to $150
Type 2: $35 to $100
Type 3 to 4: $25 to $75
Type 5 to 10: $20 to $65

Other Notes: Identical to #19 except for length. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 18 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley Block Plane Lot Low Angle 60 1 2 knuckle joint 18 110 118 9 1 4
Stanley Block Plane Lot Low Angle 60 1 2  knuckle joint 18  110 118  9 1 4 $75.00
Time Remaining: 7h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Stanley S18 STEEL BLOCK PLANE
Stanley S18 STEEL BLOCK PLANE $33.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 34m
Vintage Stanley No 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane Sweetheart
Vintage Stanley No 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane Sweetheart $17.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 20m
Stanley Block Plane Blade Adjuster Pat 3 18 00 View Pictures
Stanley Block Plane Blade Adjuster Pat 3 18 00 View Pictures $14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 15m
RARE STANLEY No S18 STEEL SWEETHEART BLOCK PLANE
RARE STANLEY No S18 STEEL SWEETHEART BLOCK PLANE $25.77 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 20m
Stanley Block Planes18 Low Angle 110 130 Plus Other Makers Parts Restore
Stanley Block Planes18 Low Angle 110 130 Plus Other Makers Parts Restore $149.95
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 12m
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Stanley Block Plane No 18 1 4 NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX
Stanley Block Plane No 18 1 4 NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX $99.99
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VINTAGE STANLEY SWEETHEART NO 18 KNUCKLE JOINT CAP BLOCK PLANE
VINTAGE STANLEY SWEETHEART NO 18 KNUCKLE JOINT CAP BLOCK PLANE $20.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 3m
Brass Finger Rest Knob Stanley Bailey No No 18 and No 9 Block Plane I316
Brass Finger Rest Knob Stanley Bailey No No 18 and No 9 Block Plane I316 $5.95
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 24m
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Brass Adjusting Nut Stanley 9 18 More Block Plane Left Hand Thread I317
Brass Adjusting Nut Stanley 9 18  More Block Plane Left Hand Thread I317 $4.95
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 24m
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Sources: While many of the dealers prices for Stanley planes are largely set by John Walters’ book “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” it appears that eBay, while acknowledging the Walters guide somewhat, tends to march to it’s own beat and sets its own prices. For that reason - and the fact that eBay’s reach and customer base is huge - I’ve decided to include a separate eBay average price here. Other sources include: “The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide To Value” by Ronald S. Barlow, “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” by John Walter, “The Stanley Plane” by Alvin Sellens, “Patrick’s Blood & Gore” by Patrick Leach, various auctions and sales of collectable tools and my own compilations of prices realized, observations and notes over the past 20+ years.