Stanley Compass Plane - No. 113

stanley compass plane 113
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Stanley 113 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Compass

Model No: 113


           

The Stanley 113 compass plane otherwise known as the Stanley 113 circular plane is a 10 inch long metal plane with an adjustable flexible sole.

The plane is used for planing timber which has a curve such as the edge of a round table.

The flexible sole can be adjusted to form a convex sole or a concave sole, set to the required curvature.

The flexible sole is anchored with the frame at either end of the sole with the frame meeting the sole at the center.

The sole is adjusted by turning the knurled sole adjustment wheel nut; located on the top of the plane towards the front.



stanley plane 113

The Stanley plane 113 has graduated toothed plates on one side of the plane. These graduations can be used to assist in setting the desired radii.

Once the sole has been adjusted to form the desired curvature, the adjustment wheel nut is locked by securing the small locking screw just under the adjustment wheel nut. Similarly the small locking screw should be loosened before turning the adjustment wheel nut.
Note: the earliest models of the Stanley 113 (Type 1) do not have this locking screw.

The frame shape and front metal knob provides handy grips to handle and control the plane with ease.

The Stanley 113 plane blade and cap iron are locked in position with the lever cap / screw cap. This helps to reduce chattering.

Tradionally compass planes were made from wood with a fixed sole, mostly with no form of curvature adjustment - see the wooden compass plane review.


Plane Construction

stanley 113 compass plane

Body and frog:
cast iron

Screw cap:
cast iron

Cap iron:
best quality steel

Blade:
best quality steel

Plane finish: black


stanley compass plane no 113

Stanley 113 Plane Markings

"No 113" - found on the top face of the frame between the blade and front knob.

"Stanley Rule & Level Co" - found on the top face of the sole adjuster wheel nut.



Plane Construction

stanley 113 plane

Body and frog:
cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron

Cap iron:
best quality steel

Blade:
best quality steel

Plane finish: black


stanley compass plane no 113

Stanley 113 Plane Markings

"No 113" - found on the top face of the frame between the blade and front knob.

"Stanley Rule & Level Co" - found on the top face of the sole adjuster wheel nut.



Manufactured Dates

<1884 - 1934>


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