Stanley 120 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 120
A review of the old Stanley 120 block plane.
The Stanley 120 block plane is a 190mm (7 1/2 inch) long plane from the Stanley block plane range.
The Stanley 120 plane body is made from cast iron which was originally machined and ground to offer flat sides and sole straight from the box.
The Stanley block plane number 120 has a wooden front knob, a pierced curvacious lever cap, a paddle depth adjuster and a 41mm (1 5/8 inch) wide plane cutter.
The blade depth adjuster is operated by a lever paddle; lift the paddle up for a finer cut, push the paddle down for a deeper cut.
The lever cap secures the blade by turning the adjuster wheel underneath the lever cap. The lever cap wheel has four evenly spread circular holes pierced through the face and has knurled edges.
grey cast iron
grey cast iron
Plane finish: black
Stanley 120 Plane Markings
"Stanley" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.
"No. 120" - found on the top face at the front, behind the knob.
"Made In USA" - found on the top face at the rear.
Stanley 120 Plane Blade / Cutter
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Number of Grooves: 43
Groove Thickness: 0.75mm
Distance Between Grooves: 0.25mm
Top Of Blade Shape: Oval, Rounded Corners
Blade Markings: Stanley, Made In USA
Length Of Sole: 180mm
Cast Thickness: 2mm
<1884 - 1934>
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