Stanley 100 1/2 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
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.
Width: 32mm (1 1/4 inch)
Length Of Sole: 90mm
Length Including Tail: 120mm
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
"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.
<1934 - 1958>
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