Stanley 101 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 101
The miniature Stanley 101 plane is a 3 1/2 inch long plane used for intricate
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.
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.
high grade cast iron
high grade cast iron
3 1/2 inch
340 grams (3/4 lbs)
1879 - 1949>
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