Block Plane Charts

Below are two charts documenting just about all of Stanley’s block planes.  The first chart organizes them by adjustment mechanism and family.  The second chart is sorted by length.  Dimensions are in inches and are approximate, as Stanley’s production varied slightly.  I assembled these charts a few years ago, but still seem to occasionally find a typographical error.  Please let me know if anything jumps out at you.  I’ve included a couple of footnotes at the bottom of the page.

Stanley Block Planes By Adjustment Mechanism/Family
 

Adjustable

 
Model Length Cap Style Description

Depth

Throat

Lateral

Width

Finish

Knob

Weight

Dates

100 3 1/2 Thumb Screw Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

6 oz

1898-1958

100 1/2 3 1/2 Thumb Screw Convex Sole

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

6 oz

1936-1962

101 3 1/2 Thumb Screw Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

4 oz

1877-1962

101 1/2 3 1/2 Thumb Screw Bullnose

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

4 oz

1881-1928

102 5 1/2 Tension Wheel Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1 3/8

J

Indent

14 oz

1877-1962

103 5 1/2 Tension Wheel Depth Lever Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 3/8

J

Indent

14 oz

1877-1950

110 7 Tension Wheel Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 6 oz

1874-1973

120 7 Tension Wheel Depth Lever Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 6 oz

1876-1950

130 8 Tension Wheel Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 10 oz

1884-1955

131 8 Hooded Lever Depth Screw Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 8 oz

1905-1941

140 7 Tension Wheel Adj Depth Rabbet

Y

N

N

1 3/4

J

Wood

1 lb 2 oz

1896-1944

203 5 1/2 Hooded Lever Depth Screw Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 3/8

J

Wood

1 lb 2 oz

1912-1962

220 7 Hooded Lever Depth Screw Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 8 oz

1898-1973

Adjustable Throat & Depth with Lateral Adjustment Lever

9 1/4 6 Hooded Lever Adj Depth and Lateral

Y

N

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 4 oz

1947-1982

9 1/2 6 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1873-1981

9 3/4 6 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1873-1934

15 7 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1876-1955

15 1/2 7 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1876-1934

16 6 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1888-1941

17 7 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1888-1941

18 6 Knuckle Joint Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1888-1950

18 1/4 6 Knuckle Joint Adj Depth and Lateral

Y

N

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1952-1958

19 7 Knuckle Joint Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1888-1949

Low Angle Adjustable Depth via Screw

61 6 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Depth

Y

N

N

1 3/8

N

Wood

1 lb 4 oz

1914-1935

63 7 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Depth

Y

N

N

1 5/8

N

Wood

1 lb 6 oz

1911-1935

Low Angle Adjustable Throat & Depth via Screw

60 6 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 3/8

N

Brass

1 lb 4 oz

1898-1950

60 1/2 6 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 3/8

J

Brass

1 lb 4 oz

1902-1982

65 7 Knuckle Joint Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 6 oz

1898-1969

65 1/2 7 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 6 oz

1902-1950

 

Stanley Block Planes By Length
  Adjustable  
Length Model Cap Style Description

Depth

Throat

Lateral

Width

Finish

Knob

Weight

Dates

3 1/2 100 Thumb Screw Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

6 oz

1898-1958

3 1/2 100 1/2 Thumb Screw Convex Sole

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

6 oz

1936-1962

3 1/2 101 Thumb Screw Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

4 oz

1877-1962

3 1/2 101 1/2 Thumb Screw Bullnose

N

N

N

1

J

Indent

4 oz

1881-1928

5 1/2 102 Tension Wheel Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1 3/8

J

Indent

14 oz

1877-1962

5 1/2 103 Tension Wheel Depth Lever Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 3/8

J

Indent

14 oz

1877-1950

5 1/2 203 Hooded Lever Depth Screw Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 3/8

J

Wood

1 lb 2 oz

1912-1962

6 9 1/4 Hooded Lever Adj Depth and Lateral

Y

N

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 4 oz

1947-1982

6 9 1/2 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1873-1981

6 9 3/4 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1873-1934

6 16 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1888-1941

6 18 Knuckle Joint Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1888-1950

6 18 1/4 Knuckle Joint Adj Depth and Lateral

Y

N

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 8 oz

1952-1958

6 60 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 3/8

N

Brass

1 lb 4 oz

1898-1950

6 60 1/2 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 3/8

J

Brass

1 lb 4 oz

1902-1982

6 61 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Depth

Y

N

N

1 3/8

N

Wood

1 lb 4 oz

1914-1935

7 15 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1876-1955

7 15 1/2 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1876-1934

7 17 Hooded Lever Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1888-1941

7 19 Knuckle Joint Adj Throat & Lat Lever

Y

Y

Y

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 10 oz

1888-1949

7 63 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Depth

Y

N

N

1 5/8

N

Wood

1 lb 6 oz

1911-1935

7 65 Knuckle Joint Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 5/8

N

Brass

1 lb 6 oz

1898-1969

7 65 1/2 Hooded Lever Low Angle Adj Throat

Y

Y

N

1 5/8

J

Brass

1 lb 6 oz

1902-1950

7 110 Tension Wheel Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 6 oz

1874-1973

7 120 Tension Wheel Depth Lever Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 6 oz

1876-1950

7 140 Tension Wheel Adj Depth Rabbet

Y

N

N

1 3/4

J

Wood

1 lb 2 oz

1896-1944

7 220 Hooded Lever Depth Screw Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 8 oz

1898-1973

8 130 Tension Wheel Non Adjustable Depth

N

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 10 oz

1884-1955

8 131 Hooded Lever Depth Screw Adjuster

Y

N

N

1 5/8

J

Wood

1 lb 8 oz

1905-1941

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Notes:
The Excelsior body style was in production until 1989 and was a feature of all sizes in both the 9-1/2 series and 18 series of planes
Handi-Grip indentations were introduced 1898
#60 pre-1914 types have 1 1/2″ width iron.  1898-1902 (Type 1) does not have an adjustable throat.
#65 pre-1913 types came with the Hooded Lever Cap found on the 9-1/2 and 60 Series.  1898-1905 (Type 1) does not have an adjustable throat.

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5 Responses to Block Plane Charts

  1. David Roberts says:

    I want to thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge regarding hand planes, especially Stanley. Your research, comments and advice is an outstanding body of work that I read often and rely upon always. Best regards, David Roberts

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  2. Kim says:

    Very helpful info. So kind of you to share. Thanks Heaps!!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Indispensible guide to understanding the plethora of Stanley block planes. Many thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is brilliant, some block planes are difficult to identify and this is a great help. Thanks

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