Stanley 12-020G Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: G12-020 / 12-020G
The Stanley block plane number G12-020 / 12-020G is a compact fully adjustable
block plane which is ideal for finishing and end grain work.
The Stanley G12-020 / 12-020G has 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 screw.
The G12-020 / 12-020G plane blade rests on a lateral adjuster and a depth adjuster which all rest on the bed.
The lateral adjuster functions with the user moving the adjuster side-to-side. The adjuster is moved by gripping the two folded-over metal grips protruding above the blade and then sliding it sideways. This in-turn moves the blade laterally (sideways).
There is a brass depth adjuster wheel nut located above the top of the
blade and lateral adjuster. This when turned moves the blade forwards
or backwards to allow the user to tune the blade to the depth of cut
This G12-020 / 12-020G has the added feature of having an adjustable mouth. The mouth is adjusted by swivelling the adjuster wrapped around the brass front knob. The brass knob will need to be loosened slightly before the adjuster will swivel, it will then need to be tightened once the mouth is in position.
The G12-020 / 12-020G also has a thumb / finger imprint grip on the outer edge of both sides of the plane to offer extra grip and therefore control when planing.
The model number of this block plane is discretely inscribed on the side of the plane. It is quite easy / common for the user to not know the model number of this plane and not realise the model number is present, especially if the side of the plane has become stained / grubby.
G12-020 / 12-020G Plane Blade / Cutter
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Number of Grooves: 3
Groove Thickness: 2mm
Distance Between Grooves: 4mm
Slot Length: 48mm
Slot Width: 15.5mm
Top Of Blade Shape: Oval, Rounded Corners
Blade Markings: Stanley, Made In England
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