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Forum topic by steveinaz posted 01-11-2017 12:12 AM 717 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steveinaz

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01-11-2017 12:12 AM

I’ve seen something very similar to this on the web and it is identified as a Sargent. I have two questions; Is it a Sargent? Is it a bevel down? The blade rest sits at a 40 degree angle. The similar plane I saw on the web had the Sargent logo on the cutter showing bevel down. I could only get a good shaving bevel down. There is no logo on my cutter. I’m also relatively inexperienced. The body shows a cast “BL”. As always, your help is appreciated. You guys are the best.

-- Steve in AZ


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 02:28 AM

Wow that is a small plane. Have you been able to find out anything more on it?

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 03:04 AM

Maybe by X-acto?

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 10:10 PM

it’s a Sargent made Craftsman. The “BL” gives it away.

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 11:33 PM

As always gentlemen, thanks for the help. This one is a keeper. I love the spaces it can get into.

-- Steve in AZ

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 07:27 PM

I have one of these, very similar
http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=56665&cat=1,41182

Handy little item to have around.

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 10:07 PM

I have a similar one I got in a 4-plane deal on ebay. All I can say is that mine is not a Stanley 101.

I’ve seen some at HD hanging on a hook in clamshell pack that look similar.

-Paul

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