Stanley 110 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
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.
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.
Width: 51mm (2 inch)
Length Of Sole: 180mm (7 1/16 inch)
Front knob: wooden
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)
"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.
<1884 - 1958>
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