For Sale #4: Stanley #50 Plough Plane [SOLD]

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 02-15-2014 11:33 PM 2120 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a #50 and love it, but do not need two. This one is the latest US-made ‘type’ of this model plough, and features 16 of the 17 irons that came with it originally; only the 7/16” plow iron is MIA. Visible in the first picture is the plane with intact (not cracked or repaired) rosewood tote, box of cutters and chip breaker (on the bench). Cutters are half beaders, half plough irons and one tongue cutter (that matches to one plough for T&G joinery).

Aside from one missing cutter, there is a depth stop that’s also absent. the good news is the long depth stop is present and can be used in the place of the missing one. Here’s that long depth stop in it’s normal position:

Here it is in place on the outside of the main body of the plane, serving as a depth stop. You can also see the spurs in their stowed position in this pic.

One of the features of this later model plane is the depth adjust lever ala the Venerable #78 plane. Loosen up the inside fence just a bit and the lever definitely helps set the iron to the proper depth.

The plane irons have not been ‘messed with’ and all will ship to you as seen. Send me a PM if interested, I’m asking $75 plus shipping. I really like my #50 and consider it a better alternative to the #45 because it is a simpler plane to setup and is lighter in weight. For dado cuts for drawer bottoms it can’t be beat. Thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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