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TechRedneck

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985 days ago

I picked up an old Stanley #110 block plane for $20. It has some rust but can be restored. I read a lot about the 60 series, however not much on the 110’s Is the plane worth the trouble to restore and does anybody use one and like it?

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle


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WayneC

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#1 posted 985 days ago

I prefer block planes with adjustable mouths as well as low angle block planes. The #110 does not fit that critera so I have not played with them much. I would check the mouth and see if it is tight. If you cannot get a tight mouth, then I would not restore it for use.

My favorite old Stanley block is the #65… I have a couple of them.

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#2 posted 984 days ago

Thanks Wayne

I did inspect the mouth and iron clamp knob, looks good. It looks like it was used a little and not in too bad shape except for some pitting on the side. The iron has a nick in it that will need ground off.

I just don’t know how these 110’s perform when they are all tuned up. It doesn’t look like there is much to them and there is no lateral adjustment except a hammer tap or two.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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Bertha

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#3 posted 984 days ago

I like the 110. Dan here really likes that series. They’re bare bones but very capable. It’s a nice little guy to have around, well worth $20 and some sweat equity.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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TechRedneck

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#4 posted 984 days ago

Al

I may put this 110 on my “to do” list then.

thanks

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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mafe

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#5 posted 984 days ago

I will also go for adjustable mouth since these planes are as used still fair priced.
The 110, I have it and never reach for it… But it is a little usefull plane if you do not have another, so at the right price buy one and upgrade later.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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