How far do I set the distance of the cap iron from the cutting edge on my smoothing plane? Support February 02, 2021 19:38 Updated Follow To set the cap iron, please use the following guidelines: 0.5mm for fine finishing or hardwood Up to 2mm for general purpose work Related articles My iron (blade) is not parallel with the mouth on my hand plane, how do I adjust it? Do you have instructions for the No. 62 Jack Plane by STANLEY? How to set the STANLEY plane - original instructions How to Sharpen & Use the No 80 Cabinet Scraper Plane -12-080 Instruction Manual for the STANLEY 444 Dovetail Plane Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.