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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...

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: 1d 4h 49m
Stanley Two Tone OH20 Block Plane Like Stanley 120
Stanley Two Tone OH20 Block Plane Like Stanley 120 $0.99 (1 Bid)
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Stanley 120 Block Plane B Casting Stanley Rule And Level In a Circle on Blade
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Stanley Metal Model 120 Block Plane 7 x 1 7 8 $16.00
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Vintage Stanley No 120 Block Plane USA
Vintage Stanley No 120 Block Plane USA $28.00
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Vintage Stanley Knuckle Lever Cap 1 5 8 Block Plane No 110 120 130 Raw EUC
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Stanley Tools Midi Block Emulsion Brush 120mm 43 4in STPBGETJ
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woodworking planes block others STANLEY OHIO 9 12 110 120 shop lot jcboxlot
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FREE SHIPPING VINTAGE STANLEY 120 STEEL BLOCK PLANE Adjustable
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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.