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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 No S18 SW Block Plane Inv H 1698
Stanley No S18 SW Block Plane Inv H 1698 $145.00
Time Remaining: 3h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
VINTAGE STANLEY 18 KNUCKLE JOINT CAP BLOCK PLANE STANLEY RULE
VINTAGE STANLEY  18 KNUCKLE JOINT CAP BLOCK PLANE STANLEY RULE $32.00
Time Remaining: 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $32.00
Knuckle Joint Lever Cap Stanley No 18 or 19 Block Plane
Knuckle Joint Lever Cap Stanley No 18 or 19 Block Plane $5.00
Time Remaining: 9h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
STANLEY SWEETHART Adjustable Mouth No 18 Block PLANE Cast Iron Carpenter Tool
STANLEY SWEETHART Adjustable Mouth No 18 Block PLANE Cast Iron Carpenter Tool $18.23 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 21m
RARE Stanley 18 1 4 Knuckled Jointed 6 Block Plane Restored
RARE Stanley  18 1 4 Knuckled Jointed 6 Block Plane Restored $14.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 38m
Brass Adjusting Nut Stanley 9 18 More Block Plane Left Hand Thread I279
Brass Adjusting Nut Stanley 9 18  More Block Plane Left Hand Thread I279 $4.95
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95
Rare Vintage Stanley No 18 1 4 Low Angle Knuckle Joint Block Plane USA
Rare Vintage Stanley No 18 1 4 Low Angle Knuckle Joint Block Plane USA $75.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Vintage Stanley Adjustable Throat Block Plane Pat2 18 13 Solid Works Great
Vintage Stanley Adjustable Throat Block Plane Pat2 18 13 Solid Works Great $40.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Vintage Stanley No 18 Block Plane Chrome Handle Adjustable Nose
Vintage Stanley No 18 Block Plane Chrome Handle Adjustable Nose $19.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 7m
Brass Adjusting Nut Stanley 9 18 More Block Plane Left Hand Thread H871
Brass Adjusting Nut Stanley 9 18  More Block Plane Left Hand Thread H871 $4.95
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95


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.

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