Stanley 118 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
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.
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.
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
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
1934 - 1958>
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