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Forum topic by steveinaz posted 11-13-2016 10:29 PM 466 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steveinaz

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11-13-2016 10:29 PM

I just finished cleaning the rust off this tag sale rescue. No sign of a manufacturers trademark. Adjustable throat, brass toe knob and depth adjuster, fairly heavy pitting. I just don’t know if it’s wise to put any more effort into this if it does not have a respectable lineage. What do you think. All help is appreciated.

-- Steve in AZ


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#1 posted 11-13-2016 10:41 PM

Might be a Stanley No.9-1/2 Type 2…....

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#2 posted 11-13-2016 11:11 PM

More likely a type 4. 1879-1880. The vertical adjuster didn’t come out until type 3.

Great find!!

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#3 posted 11-13-2016 11:18 PM



... don t know if it s wise to put any more effort into this if it does not have a respectable lineage.

- steveinaz

AH … poor little guy. Regardless, I’ll bet it would still like to be cleaned up and become part of your collection!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 11:21 PM

Ditto on the type 4 :)

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 11:25 PM

Its a piece of history, and its in good shape. It’d a great find. Its well worth the consideration.

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 11:26 PM

Guess that means mine is a type 4 also..

Cleans up nicely, though..

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#7 posted 11-14-2016 12:17 AM

Actually note the extra cross pieces in the frog bed. I think yours is a type 3 bandit.

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#8 posted 11-14-2016 12:33 PM

Wow, initially, I felt disappointed when I couldn’t find a manufacturers trademark. With this type of lineage it will get my full attention. The ‘japanning’ is in surprisingly good shape for a plane this old. I’ll lap the sides and the sole, flatten the back of the cutting iron and put and edge on it. The brass and the cap iron screw will be polished. This past week I picked up 5 planes that need restoring, most are in pretty good shape except for this one.
Once again, all your help is appreciated and am in awe of your knowledge.

-- Steve in AZ

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#9 posted 11-14-2016 02:21 PM



Wow, initially, I felt disappointed when I couldn t find a manufacturers trademark. With this type of lineage it will get my full attention. The japanning is in surprisingly good shape for a plane this old. I ll lap the sides and the sole, flatten the back of the cutting iron and put and edge on it. The brass and the cap iron screw will be polished. This past week I picked up 5 planes that need restoring, most are in pretty good shape except for this one.
Once again, all your help is appreciated and am in awe of your knowledge.

- steveinaz


I use citric acid to de-rust entire planes without damaging japanning, just a tip if restoration is on your mind.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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