Stanley Block Plane - No. 100 1/2

stanley block plane 100 1/2
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Stanley 100 1/2 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 100 1/2

The Stanley block plane number 100 1/2 is a miniature curved bottom squirrel tailed plane made in USA by Stanley.

The 100 1/2 is 12cm long with an in-built short finger pad front knob and a curved metal handle at the rear of the plane; this handle is likened to an animal's tail so this type of plane is often called a tailed plane or more specifically a squirrel plane. The tail has a circular hole in the top of the tail handle.

This type of plane is also often referred to as a model makers plane, violin makers plane or a pattern makers plane as these were the core trades which used this type of plane.


Plane Construction

stanley block plane 100 1/2

Width: 32mm (1 1/4 inch)

Length Of Sole: 90mm

Length Including Tail: 120mm

Weight: 222g

Plane finish: black

Stanley 100 1/2 Plane Blade / Cutter

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Number of Grooves: N/A

Slot Length: N/A

Slot Width: N/A

Top Of Blade Shape: Squared

Blade Markings: Stanley, Made In U.S.A


Plane Markings

stanley block plane 100 1/2

"Stanley, No 100 1/2" - found on the top of the tail handle.

"Made In U.S.A" - found on the underside of the tail handle.


Manufactured Dates

<1934 - 1958>


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