Any idea what kind of plane this is?

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10-26-2016 07:04 PM

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I bought this plane at a flea market for a couple dollars. No brand markings or anything. I don’t really expect it to be some sort of treasure find, but I needed a jack plane and found this and bought it. the tote is a little wobbly, but if figured I could fix that. It’s 14” long and says “Made in USA” on the very front (last picture). Any ideas on what it might be?


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#1 posted 10-26-2016 07:07 PM

Pretty standard Baily-style jack plane. I don’t
recognize the cap lever style but I don’t think
it’s a Stanley, which is mostly what I’ve owned.
Check the iron for lettering.

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 07:08 PM

Its a Stanley Defiance plane, Stanley made them as a sort of “homeowners” level plane as apposed to their common bailey line, which was catered to more serious woodworkers. They don’t have all the adjustments that the Stanley Baileys do, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a good user.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 08:31 PM

The iron looks awful pitted at the top. If the business end is that bad, you’ll probably need to replace it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 10-27-2016 12:44 AM

I second the Defiance call Benjamin made.

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#5 posted 10-27-2016 10:33 AM

Defiance 1245?

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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