I went to Google to see what a #118 Stanley looked like. I
happened to go to this site:
I enjoyed the layout and descriptions.
The author made two wonderful comments on this plane:
I love this plane, not because it's a good one to use, but because
of its description in the catalogs - it was advertised as being
The cutter is pitched at 12 degrees, and is adjustable by an end
screw. There is no adjustable mouth on this plane. This plane is
also a piece of junk when compared to the other low angle block
planes, but some might find it useful to strip paint.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
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