Stanley Block Plane - No. 118

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Stanley 118 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 118


The Stanley 118 block plane is a 16cm long unique adjustable block plane.

The Stanley 118 plane has a rear knurled blade adjuster. The face of the knurled blade adjuster knob is inscribed in a circular motion with 'Stanley Made In U.S.A.'.

Turning this adjuster wheel moves the blade forward or backwards for a deeper or finer cut (make sure to loosen the lever cap before making adjustments).

The 118 has a brass front knob with a finger indent grip for extra grip and control.

stanley block plane 118

The Stanley 118 plane has a distinctive bevelled hole on either side of the body making this plane easily identifiable. The holes are for additional grip as well as for aesthetics.

The model number is inscribed on the left-hand side of the plane, under the circular hole, with the markings 'Stanley No. 118'.

Another distinctive feature is the lever cap which is quite different to other lever caps; this is quite apparent when viewing the various block planes on the 'old block planes' menu page. The lever cap has a knurled screw for securing the blade in place.

A final differing feature of the Stanley 118 plane compared to most block planes is the meeting point of the sole and the sides of the plane are rounded edges opposed to the usual sharper squared edges.

Plane Construction

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Width: 48mm

Length Of Sole: 159mm

Cast Thickness: 2mm

Front knob: metal

Front knob diameter: 22mm

Top tightening screw diameter: 22mm

Rear adjuster diameter: 26mm

Plane finish: black

Stanley 118 Plane Blade / Cutter

Width: 41mm

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Number of Grooves: 9

Groove Thickness: 2mm

Distance Between Grooves: 1.25mm

Slot Length: 34mm

Slot Width: 11.5mm

Top Of Blade Shape: Oval, Rounded Corners

Blade Markings: Stanley, Made In USA

Manufactured Dates

1934 - 1958>


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