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Blog entry by sphayden posted 02-11-2014 04:29 AM 561 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this Stanley No 4 smoothing plane for $20, first No 4 I bought. I tuned it up and it smooths and makes nice shavings. As near as I can tell, it is over 100 years old – says Stanley on the lateral adjustment lever, no throat adjustment screw for the frog. The frog sits only on three machined ribs. Has the number 2 cast behind the frog.

That’s pretty amazing that a tool so old can still do good work.



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Arminius

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 04:37 AM

Looks like a Type 8 or Type 9, so sometime between 1899 and 1907.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 06:48 PM

Great find!
My #4 was found in a yard sale, covered with oil, dust, and grime.
I wanted a plane to restore so I cleaned it and found that the tote still had most of the decal still on it. This plane saw little use. ... Oh, yeah, the guy made me pay $7.50 for that old relic … See me grin??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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