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Stanley planes are amongst the most collectible and valuable planes around but where do you find information on making your Stanley plane a better, sharper, more precise woodworking tool? How do you know what Stanley plane you have or what the value is? Well right here of course! We have a lot of information on the various Stanley planes and thier care and usage.

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Stanley No. 118 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1933 to 1983
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Steel
Finish: Japanned
Features: Virtually unbreakable
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $10 to $50
Average eBay Price: $10 to $40

Other Notes: Pressed steel design won't crack when dropped onto a hard surface


Updated: 26th April, 2006

Stanley No. 118 Block Planes on eBay right now...

2 Stanley All Steel Body Block Planes No 118 Advertised as Unbreakable
2 Stanley All Steel Body Block Planes No 118 Advertised as Unbreakable $27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 7m
Stanley 118 220 and a no name 207 Block Plane
Stanley 118 220 and a no name 207 Block Plane $25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 40m
Minty Stanley 118 Low Angle All Steel Block Plane USA W Box
Minty Stanley  118 Low Angle All Steel Block Plane USA W Box $99.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 34m
Stanley 118 110 Craftsman 306 Block planes all steel iron nice shape USA
Stanley 118  110 Craftsman 306 Block planes all steel iron nice shape USA $20.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Vintage Stanley Block Plane No 118
Vintage Stanley Block Plane No 118 $11.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 22m
Trio of Stanley Block Planes No 118 low angle No 9 1 4 and No 103
Trio of Stanley Block Planes No 118 low angle No 9 1 4 and No 103 $49.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $49.00
VINTAGE STANLEY NO 118 LOW ANGLE BLOCK PLANE PRE LATE 1950S EXCELLENT
VINTAGE STANLEY NO 118 LOW ANGLE BLOCK PLANE PRE LATE 1950S EXCELLENT $19.99
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 4m
STANLEY NO 118 UNBREAKABLE TYPE BLOCK PLANE
STANLEY NO 118 UNBREAKABLE TYPE BLOCK PLANE $19.95
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Stanley 118 Low Angle Block Plane
Stanley 118 Low Angle Block Plane $35.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 9m
TOOL BLOCK PLANE STANLEY 118 1 5 8 MKD SW BLADE
TOOL  BLOCK PLANE  STANLEY   118  1 5 8 MKD SW BLADE $21.00
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $21.00


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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