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Stanley No. 103 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1877 to 1962
Length: 5-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Small "pocket size" plane
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $10 to $60
Average eBay Price: $12 to $48
Type 1: $100 to $260

Other Notes: Type 1 has a wooden front knob. Due to their handy size, these planes are great for putting in your pocket and taking to the lumber yard.


Updated: 13th August, 2006

Stanley No. 103 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage Stanley No103 Sweet Heart Block Plane
Vintage Stanley No103 Sweet Heart Block Plane $19.00
Time Remaining: 9h 9m
Sanley Hand Tools Surform Block Plane SMALL LARGE
Sanley Hand Tools Surform Block Plane SMALL LARGE $13.55
Time Remaining: 13h 2m
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Sanley Hand Tools Surform Block Plane SMALL LARGE
Sanley Hand Tools Surform Block Plane SMALL LARGE $13.55
Time Remaining: 13h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $13.55
Sanley Hand Tools Surform Block Plane SMALL LARGE
Sanley Hand Tools Surform Block Plane SMALL LARGE $17.25
Time Remaining: 13h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $17.25
TOOL GROUP of 2 BLOCK PLANES 1 SHELTON 2 STANLEY 103
TOOL GROUP of 2 BLOCK PLANES 1 SHELTON 2 STANLEY  103 $14.00
Time Remaining: 1d 36m
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Antique Vintage Stanley No 103 Block Plane
Antique Vintage Stanley No 103 Block Plane $9.50
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 28m
Early Vintage Stanley no 103 block plane woodworking tool nice
Early Vintage Stanley no 103 block plane woodworking tool nice $24.99
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NOS STANLEY 103 BLOCK PLANE IRON VTG BLADE CUTTER RARE VERY OLD 1 5 16 WIDE USA
NOS STANLEY 103 BLOCK PLANE IRON VTG BLADE CUTTER RARE VERY OLD 1 5 16 WIDE USA $29.24
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 29m
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DISCOUNT Stanley block plane No 103
DISCOUNT Stanley block plane No 103 $27.62
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $27.62
Vintage STANLEY No 103 Adjustable Iron Block Plane with Replacement Wedge
Vintage STANLEY No 103 Adjustable Iron Block Plane with Replacement Wedge $7.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 44m


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.