Stanley 220 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 220
The Stanley 220 block plane is a 190mm (7 1/2 inch) long plane from
the Stanley block plane range.
The Stanley block plane number 220 is a common, handy block plane which has been a popular choice of woodworkers for generations.
The plane is made with a cast iron body which has machined and ground sides and sole.
This Stanley block plane is fitted with a 41mm (1 5/8 inch) wide plane blade.
The plane blade on the Stanley 220 is held in place with a hooded lever
cap with a smooth half dome on top. The face of the lever cap has a
knurled pattern, a locking lever and an eye opening for the securing
The lever cap locks the blade in place by sliding the lever on the face of the lever cap sideways.
The 220 has a mechanism for adjusting the blade depth. The depth of cut can be set by turning the brass depth adjuster wheel nut at the rear of the plane (note: ensure the lever cap is removed before adjusting).
The 220 plane has a wooden knob to hold at the front of the plane allowing extra grip and control. The knob is usually made from stained / varnished Beech.
Stanley made a smaller version of the Stanley 220 block plane in the form of the Stanley 203.
grey cast iron
grey cast iron
Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
Stanley 220 Plane Blade / Cutter
Width: 41mm (1 5/8 inch)
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Top Of Blade Shape: Oval, Rounded Corners
190mm (7 1/2 inch)
1898 - 1979/1980
1980/1981 - <1985 = Stanley 220A
<1985 - ? = Stanley 220G
? - Today = Stanley 1-12-220
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