Stanley Block Plane - No. 101

small stanley plane 101
Our Rating
User Rating

The Verdict

Stanley 101 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 101

The miniature Stanley 101 plane is a 3 1/2 inch long plane used for intricate work.

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

This small Stanley plane has no fine blade adjustment mechanism so is labelled as non-adjustable. The blade is manually placed in position and then held in place using a small securing cap / lever cap which is locked in place with a screw.

stanley 101 plane

Due to this type of blade securing cap, the Stanley 101 needs a metal cross bar. This cross bar is needed because when the locking screw is turned, pressure is placed where the locking screw meets the blade and where the securing cap meets the cross bar.

The Stanley 101 is equipped with an in-built short finger pad front knob to offer the user more control when planing.

The 101 is finished with a black finish as found on nearly all Stanley planes.

The small Stanley plane number 101 is fitted with a 25mm (1 inch) wide plane cutter.

This lightweight plane weighs a mere 340 grams (3/4 lbs).

The early Stanley 101 planes had a 'Stanley Rule & Level Co' blade.

stanley 101 plane

Plane Construction

stanley 101 plane

high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

best steel

Plane finish:


Plane Dimensions

3 1/2 inch

340 grams (3/4 lbs)


Manufactured Dates

<1898 - 1949>


Plane Also Known As

miniature stanley plane 101

Stanley finger plane 101
Stanley thumb plane 101
Stanley model makers plane 101
Stanley violin makers plane 101
Stanley toy makers plane 101
Stanley pattern makers plane 101


Your Say..

comments powered by Disqus

Use Of Content

Enjoy viewing the encyclopedia of tools.

If you use info such as dates or photos from for certain online auction sites, forums, video footage, websites and any other forms of media, please spread the word so others know where to find the information.

Please see our terms if using more than a few dates or photos.

Popular Old Tool Reviews

Chesterman Tape Measure
Disston Saw D8
Marples Brace - Ultimatum
Rabone Square 1902
Record 09 1/2 Plane
Record Router 071
Record 405 Plane
Spear & Jackson Saw 88
Stanley 45 Plane
Stanley 50 Plane
Stanley 13-050 Plane
Stanley Router 71
Stanley Drill 803
Norris Plane A5
Sash Fillister Plane

Popular New Tool Reviews

Clifton Plane 4
Clifton Plane 7
Clifton Spokeshave 550
Joseph Marples Mortice Gauge T14
Joseph Marples Try Square
Pax Dovetail Saw 1
Veritas Block Plane DX60
Veritas Router Plane
Veritas Small Router
Veritas Spokeshave

terms & conditions | privacy | advertising | feedback | related resources | sitemap

Copyright © All rights reserved