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Forum topic by Matt posted 09-12-2010 06:58 AM 2643 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt

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09-12-2010 06:58 AM

I have an #7 Stanley plane that I am looking for info on. I want to do a few things to it but before I do I want to make sure its nothing special or rare.

Its an Stanley #7 plane. On the plane its self is says 607 in the front, and on the rear of it, it says PAT’D APR.2-95. The frog says STANLEY on the adjustment lever and it also has an B on it. The chip breaker does not have anything on it. The blade says Erik Anton Berg,.Eskilstuna-Sweden, Garanti, and under that it has what looks like a pickerel. I have researched a ton of websites and books and I cannot come up with anything. I hope you guys can help me out. I would like to use it as a shop tool but I just want to be sure its not worth a lot a lot of money.

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canadianchips

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 01:48 PM

A picture would help !
Is the frame about 22” long ?
The number 607 suggests the main frame is stanley bedrock series.
Sounds like the blade is an “add Hoc”. Try sharpening it and see how hard the iron is !
It never hurts to tune the iron.

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Richard Dunlap

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 04:21 PM

Matt here is a link to Patrick Leache’s website. It has just about anything you might want to know about Stanley planes. http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

Richard

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araldite

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 06:37 PM

Try this http://hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane for dating your plane.

Erik Anton Berg is famous for his high quality chisels and other cutting blades, which are collectible. Yours is a replacement blade of his.

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lwllms

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 09:09 PM

Bob Kaune is the recognized authority on Bedrock planes. He did the original type study and his work is the foundation of all the Bedrock dating or typing information. You can get to his type study on his web site at:

http://www.antique-used-tools.com/brtypes.htm

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#5 posted 09-12-2010 09:23 PM

You have an early #607 Bedrock plane. They look like later day No 7’s with the frog adjustment screw however they are not considered No 7’s.

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