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Forum topic by Rayray008 posted 01-22-2018 03:32 PM 467 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rayray008

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01-22-2018 03:32 PM

Hey, looking for help figuring indentifying a Stanley Plane. I received this one in a batch of planes and I can’t figure out the Number. The cap lever has no logo, so I assume it’s not original, but don’t know for sure. Came with a 2 inch Stanley SW cutter. No numbers I could find on the frog or sole.

Any help would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 01-22-2018 04:55 PM

With that overall length in mind, I’m going to venture a guess: Stanley 5 1/4 with a lever cap from a transitional. If it is a 5 1/4, the blade should be 1-3/4” wide.

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 05:46 PM

If it were a No. 5 1/4, it’d be embossed on the front of the main casting. I’m guessing Defiance, based on the lateral adjuster, lack of frog adjuster screw, stippled lever cap and lack of Bench Plane ID. Just can’t recall if “Stanley” was embossed on those.

Either way, ‘Stanley value line’ is what it is to my eye. Not that it can’t be a good user. Just not a “Stanley Bailey” label.

What’s stamped at the top of the cutter?

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 06:57 PM

Stanley Four Square Household Jack plane….

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#4 posted 01-22-2018 07:27 PM

Four Square! That just might be the ticket, Bandit.

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 12:37 AM

The cutter says Stanley, with the SW heart logo centered below.

I think bandit is correct and that it is a 4 square jack. I’m not sure if I’m gonna keep it, because I already have a 62 that I like, but I’ll clean it, sharpen, and use it a little before making the call.

Thanks for the help.

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#6 posted 01-23-2018 09:39 PM

Bandit is probably right but it is also a transitional cap. The four square cap has a similar stippled pattern but it’s a different design.

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