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Stanley No. S 18 Steel Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1925 to 1942
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Steel
Finish: Japanned
Features: "Unbreakable" version
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $250
Average eBay Price: $90 to $210

Other Notes: Useful in classrooms and trade schools, where breakage is not an issue when dropped on a hard floor.


Updated: 25th July, 2006

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

Stanley S18 STEEL BLOCK PLANE
Stanley S18 STEEL BLOCK PLANE $33.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 40m
RARE STANLEY No S18 STEEL SWEETHEART BLOCK PLANE
RARE STANLEY No S18 STEEL SWEETHEART BLOCK PLANE $25.77 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 26m
Stanley S 18 STEEL BLOCK PLANE Sweetheart Era Looks Original S 18 Free Ship
Stanley  S 18 STEEL BLOCK PLANE Sweetheart Era Looks Original S 18 Free Ship $71.24
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Stanley No S 18 ALL STEEL S18 Block Plane SCARCE
Stanley No S 18 ALL STEEL S18 Block Plane SCARCE $99.99
Time Remaining: 27d 10h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99


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.