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Stanley No. 16 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1888 to 1942
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned, nickel plated trimmings
Features: Adjustable throat
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $25 to $75
Average eBay Price: $16 to $65
Type 8a: $100 to $300
Type 9: $75 to $150
Types 10 to 12: $50 to $100

Other Notes: Two later types are identical to a No. 15 except for the finish. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always.


Updated: 25th July, 2006

Stanley No. 16 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley no16 adjustable throat block plane
Stanley no16 adjustable throat block plane $32.50
Time Remaining: 7h 14m
Vintage Stanley No220 Block Plane2 X 7W 1 5 8 X 4 7 16 B1282 A
Vintage Stanley No220 Block Plane2 X 7W 1 5 8 X 4 7 16 B1282 A $22.99
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STANLEY No 120 VINTAGE BLOCK PLANE 7 1 8 X 1 15 16 X 2 5 8
STANLEY No 120 VINTAGE BLOCK PLANE 7 1 8 X 1 15 16 X 2 5 8 $6.95
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 4 9 1 2 15 16 17 220 Lever Cap Screw Parts
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 4 9 1 2 15 16 17 220 Lever Cap Screw Parts $5.49
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 7m
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 15 16 17 18 19 Lateral Adjustment 3P
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 15 16 17 18 19 Lateral Adjustment 3P $14.39
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 23m
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 9 3 4 16 18 65 65 1 2 Mouth Front Plate L
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 9 3 4 16 18 65 65 1 2 Mouth Front Plate L $7.19
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 45m
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 4 9 1 2 15 16 17 220 Lever Cap Screw
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 4 9 1 2 15 16 17 220 Lever Cap Screw $6.29
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $6.29
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster $6.29
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 53m
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 4 9 1 2 15 16 17 220 Lever Cap Screw
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 4 9 1 2 15 16 17 220 Lever Cap Screw $5.39
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $5.39
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster $5.39
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $5.39


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.