Stanley Block Plane - No. 220a

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Review By: I.Ball


Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 220a

The Stanley block plane number 220a is a weighty, compact plane with a pierced lever cap with a hooded half dome top. The lever cap locks with the use of a flat-head screw.

The 220a plane blade rests on a lateral adjuster and a depth adjuster which all rest on the bed.

The lateral adjuster functions with the user moving the adjuster side-to-side. The adjuster is moved by gripping the two folded-over metal grips protruding above the blade and then sliding it sideways. This in-turn moves the blade laterally (sideways). This movement is possible due to the base of the adjuster locating just inside the slot of the blade.



There is a brass depth adjuster wheel nut located above the top of the blade and lateral adjuster. This when turned moves the blade forwards or backwards to allow the user to tune the blade to the depth of cut required.

The body and overall weight feel quite heavy and sturdy. When broken down the lever cap and lateral adjuster feel quite light-weight compared to the plane body and compared to similar parts of earlier versions. This said, they perform their function perfectly fine.

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Plane Construction

stanley plane 220a

Width: 51mm (2 inch)

Length Of Sole: 180mm (7 1/16 inch)

Front knob: plastic

Weight: 782g

Plane finish: black


Stanley 220a Plane Blade / Cutter

Width: 41mm (1 5/8 inch)

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Top Of Blade Shape: Oval, Rounded Corners

Blade Markings: Stanley, No 9 1/2 / 220A


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Plane Markings

"Stanley" - found on the top face at the very rear of the plane.

"England" - found on the top face in the middle of the plane.

"Stanley" - found on the bottom of the lever cap face.

"Pats Pend" - found on the face of the lateral lever adjuster.

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Manufactured Dates

1980/1981 - <1985

The Stanley 220A took over from the long running Stanley 220 block plane.

The Stanley 220A appears to have had a short life span having been replaced with the Stanley 220G block plane in about 1985, only about 5 years after the 220A first went into production.

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