Kunz 100 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: New Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 100
This Kunz 100 Plane review is a review about the Kunz Block Plane
No. 100, also referred to as the Kunz Squirrel Tail Plane.
The Kunz Squirrel Tail Plane No.100 is a handy little plane used for smaller delicate work, used for small trimming work, for making chamers.
This miniature plane has a flat sole and a tail handle which fits comfortably in the hand.
The tail handle on the plane has traditionally been likened to a squirrel tail as such this plane type is sometimes referred to as a 'Squirrel Tail Plane'.
The Kunz 100 plane is made from stress relieved, fine grey cast iron and fitted
with a quality tool steel blade which has been hardened to 62 Rockwell HRC.
The Kunz 100 plane has the Kunz green finish with a contrast red lever cap.
The Kunz 100 is equipped with an in-built short finger pad front knob to offer the user more control when planing.
The plane is marked '100' at the front of the plane.
The Kunz Squirrel Tail Plane No.100 is similar to the old Stanley 100 Plane.
This type of plane and the Stanley 100 was traditionally 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.
* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.
- The blade(s)/cutter(s) is very sharp, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing
the plane/cutter(s) to prevent injury.
- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments to the plane can result in damage to the plane such as cross-threading screw threads. Never force a part to move.
- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the plane and the plane threads.
Kunz 100 Plane Dimensions
Plane Length: 85mm (3 3/8 Inches)
Plane Width: 36mm (1 3/8 Inches)
Kunz 100 Plane Materials
Body: fine grey cast iron
Lever Cap: fine grey cast iron
Plane finish: green
Kunz 100 Plane Blade
Blade Width:: 25mm (1 Inch)
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