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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.

Want to buy or sell a Stanley plane? Check out the corresponding model number in our Stat Sheets section for the current value of the plane as well as it’s statistics. Chances are you’ll find a bargain hand plane or two for sale on eBay if you’re lucky.


Stanley No. 120 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1877 to 1947
Length: 7-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/4 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood knob
Finish: Japanned
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $5 to $25
Average eBay Price: $5 to $18
Type 1: (five-point star) $1000 to $2500
Type 2: (six-point star) $50 to $150
Type 3: $10 to $45


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 120 Block Planes on eBay right now...

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
Time Remaining: 13h 1m
TOOL BLOCK PLANE STANLEY 120 1 5 8 MKD BLADE
TOOL  BLOCK PLANE  STANLEY   120  1 5 8 MKD BLADE $12.95
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 34m
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 1 4 18 19 65 120 118 220 Blade 1 5 8
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 1 4 18 19 65 120 118 220 Blade 1 5 8 $15.95
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
Stanley 120 Block Plane B Casting Stanley Rule And Level In a Circle on Blade
Stanley  120 Block Plane B Casting Stanley Rule And Level In a Circle on Blade $29.99
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 23m
Vintage Stanley No 120 Block Plane USA
Vintage Stanley No 120 Block Plane USA $31.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 27m
Stanley Block Plane No 110 120 130 Lever Cap Black 1 5 8
Stanley Block Plane No 110 120 130 Lever Cap Black 1 5 8 $22.49
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $22.49
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 1 4 18 19 65 120 118 220 Blade 1 5 8 FBBL
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 1 4 18 19 65 120 118 220 Blade 1 5 8 FBBL $17.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 1 4 18 19 65 120 118 220 Blade 1 5 8 MVL
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 1 4 18 19 65 120 118 220 Blade 1 5 8 MVL $22.49
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $22.49
Vintage Stanley Sweetheart no 102 SW Union 110 and Stanley 120 Block Planes
Vintage Stanley Sweetheart no 102 SW Union 110 and Stanley 120 Block Planes $29.65
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 11m
Vintage Stanley No120 Block Plane
Vintage Stanley No120 Block Plane $17.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99


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.