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Crg

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10-17-2017 02:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: combination plane

I need help dating this Stanley no. 45. I picked this one up on eBay last week for $30. I believe it’s a late 1890’s model, but can’t nail down the exact type. It has the floral design on the main body, is nickel plated, the knob is located on the main body, and has a metal fence. It also doesn’t have the cutter adjustment. Any help would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 10-17-2017 03:20 PM

Have you checked the type studies?

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#2 posted 10-18-2017 12:39 PM

I have looked at the type studies. I’m now about 99% sure this is a type 4 (1890-1892).

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#3 posted 10-18-2017 01:55 PM

Awesome. Do you have cutters?

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#4 posted 10-18-2017 01:59 PM

Type 4 would be accurate :-)

Easiest way to tell on type 4, like the type studies point out, is nickel plated (first type with it), and no cutter depth adjustment (last type with out it). Looks in pretty decent shape.

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#5 posted 10-18-2017 02:08 PM

The 45’s with the floral design pattern are the earlier ones. You can also tell by the placement of the knob the early ones are on the main frame.

This link tell you everything you need to know :-)

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#6 posted 10-19-2017 12:20 PM

I only have a 3/16” wide straight cutter…

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#7 posted 10-22-2017 01:38 PM

After reading the title my first thought was to buy it flowers and talk sweetly to it, then take it to dinner and a romantic comedy.

-- MFia-made man. But that doesn't mean I don't dig my 45. Minneapolis/St. Paul, burbs.

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#8 posted 10-22-2017 10:12 PM



After reading the title my first thought was to buy it flowers and talk sweetly to it, then take it to dinner and a romantic comedy.

- GlenintheNorth

Well said!

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