|Staley 102 after a little cleaning up.|
|It has a slight coffin shape making it a even sleeker plane.|
I probably wouldn't use this plane as my every day user but it still has a place in my shop. I find in my shop that my block plane gets used for different things and I tinker with the depth of cut a lot. This little stanley is a no frills plane; no depth adjuster, no lateral ajustment. I'm also a big guy and this plane it a little small for my hands. If my finger is in the front dimple then my palm doesn't rest on the rear of the plane. This makes it pretty hard exhausting on my fingers. For someone with small hands this plane would be perfect, but for now I'll continue to use my Record 60 1/2 as my everyday block plane. However, I feel certain this little guy will make himself useful.