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Stanley No. A 18 Aluminum Block Plane

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Manufactured: 1925 to 1935
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Aluminum
Finish: None
Features: Adjustable mouth. A non-rusting, lighter version plane
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $100 to $260
Average eBay Price: $120 to $230

Other Notes: Not an overly popular plane but still a collectable one.

Updated: 1st August, 2006

Stanley No. A 18 Aluminum Block Planes on eBay right now...

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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.