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Forum topic by Bdobs13 posted 10-04-2016 09:31 PM 444 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bdobs13

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10-04-2016 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane plane identify hand tool tool

So I got into hand planes recently and picked up about a dozen vintage planes. Most of them are Stanleys and easily identifiable through the type testing but a few of them are mysteries and Im fine with that but this one that I have posted has Anniversary stamped on the blade and I was hoping someone has seen this before. The only markings are the Anniversary on the blade and “Made in USA” on the front. Any help would be great and basically just seeing if this one is worth restoring before one of my other Stanleys. Its also about the size of a No. 5 aka jack plane.
Thanks in advance

-- 15 hours of youtube tutorials and research for my 20 min project...might need to rethink this...be back in 15 hours


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Don W

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#1 posted 10-04-2016 10:31 PM

can we get a picture of the lateral.

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#2 posted 10-05-2016 12:55 AM

Stanley Defiance 1105? Seems Sears had an anniversary promotion back then. I THINK I have a handsaw with similar markings…..

Whale tail….

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#3 posted 10-13-2016 04:27 PM

I do apologize for the late reply but thank you two for your help so far. These are pictures with the plane disassembled. The lateral adjustment is in fairly bad shape but does not show any markings. Thanks for the help.

-- 15 hours of youtube tutorials and research for my 20 min project...might need to rethink this...be back in 15 hours

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#4 posted 10-13-2016 04:42 PM

I’d agree with Bandit about it being a Stanley Defiance. The C numbers on the castings are pretty normal for Stanley planes made in the past 40-50 years or so.

Not a real high quality plane, but can be made into a decent user.

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#5 posted 10-13-2016 05:02 PM

Thanks for the info JayT. I thought Stanley pretty much had Stanley on the iron cap in some form but after looking around I have seen a few examples where the word Stanley or product line are not present on the plane in any fashion. I was really hoping the Anniversary on the plane iron had some type of importance. I will probably hold off on restoring this one until my other planes are finished.

-- 15 hours of youtube tutorials and research for my 20 min project...might need to rethink this...be back in 15 hours

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#6 posted 10-15-2016 01:06 AM

Wow, yall are good. I was finally able to track down a single picture that matched my plane exactly and turns out it is a Stanley Defiance Anniversary No 1205 jack plane (According to an auction house). It will be about 12th on the list of plane restoration. Bought about 10 pre-WWII Stanleys and have yet to get around to restoring any of them…

Thanks for the help

-- 15 hours of youtube tutorials and research for my 20 min project...might need to rethink this...be back in 15 hours

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