Stanley Block Plane - No. 110

stanley block plane 110
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Stanley 110 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 110


A review of the old Stanley 110 block plane.

The Stanley block plane number 110 is a small, basic, general purpose block plane for one handed use which is handy to have in the tool-bag.

The Stanley 110 plane has a pierced lever cap with a curved dome top. The lever caps' locking wheel has four large circular holes punched through it and a slightly knurled outer edge.

The 110 has an inexpensive price tag and is useful for end-grain and finishing work.

Unlike many other Stanley block plane models this plane has no fine blade adjustment mechanisms such as the blade depth adjuster or lateral adjuster.

stanley plane 110

The blade is adjusted by manually setting the blade in the desired position and then locking the blade in place by securing the lever cap.

The Stanley 110 plane is good to use providing fine blade adjustments aren't regularly needed and providing you are happy to manually set the blade in position when required.

It is because of this simplicity the plane is at a budget price and it is because of this budget price that the Stanley 110 model has found its way into so many peoples tool-boxes. It is also for these reasons that the Stanley 110 block plane has enjoyed a very, very long production period.

The current Stanley 110 block plane has a red lever cap.

Plane Construction

stanley plane 110

Width: 51mm (2 inch)

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

Front knob: wooden

Weight: 558g

Plane finish: black

Stanley 110 Plane Blade / Cutter

Width: 41mm (1 5/8 inch)

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Top Of Blade Shape: Oval, Rounded Corners

Blade Markings: Stanley, Made In England (or Stanley, Made In USA)

Plane Markings

stanley plane 110

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

"No 110" - found on the top face at the front of the plane between the front mouth and knob.

"Made In England" or "Made In USA" - found on the top face at the very rear of the plane.

Manufactured Dates

<1884 - 1958>


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