Stanley 130 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 130
The Stanley number 130 plane is a specially designed double-ended block
This Stanley block plane has two mouths and two blade beds; one at either end. The forward facing position with the mouth nearest the front of the plane is the standard block plane position. The rear facing position with the mouth virtually at the end of the plane is for use as a bull-nose plane.
The switch of functions is performed by positioning the blade and lever cap in the required bed/mouth.
The Stanley 130 plane has a pierced metal lever cap with a curved dome top. The lever cap locking wheel has four circular holes punched through it and a knurled outer edge.
The lever cap is removed/secured by turning this locking wheel which
is located under the top portion of the curvacious lever cap.
When the locking wheel is turned, pressure is placed where the locking wheel meets the blade and where the lever cap meets the cross bar. Once the locking wheel stops turning the lever cap should be locked tight in position and therefore the blade is also locked tight.
The Stanley 130 plane has a wooden knob at the front of the plane for extra grip and control. This wooden knob screws into the body of the plane.
The Stanley 130 block plane and the Record 0130 block plane are almost identical in design, size and weight. The only subtle differences between the two planes are the lever cap locking wheel, the colour and the plane markings.
Providing the planes are in sound condition, when choosing which block plane to buy out of a Record 0130 plane or a Stanley 130 double-ended plane, the only question you really need to ask is which one do you prefer the look of.
Width: 51mm (2 inch)
Length Of Sole: 200mm (8 inch)
Front knob: wooden
Plane finish: black
Stanley 130 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 130" - found on the top face at the front of the plane between the front mouth and knob.
"Made In Eng" - found on the top face towards the rear, between the blade supports.
<1884 - 1979>
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