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StumpyNubs

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925 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane

I’ve never seen a plane like the one I just bought today. Anyone want to take a stab at what type it is? (I posted this on the endless hand plane thread too)

I got a good deal on a plane today, near perfect condition! I wondered if this one would stump anyone on here…

Ever see one of these? It’s a bit shorter than the Stanley #3, the iron is only about 4 inches long and is adjusted by two knobs which fit in slots on the back corners of the iron. This adjusts the depth and the lateral alignment at the same time.

It’s the only one of this type I have ever seen. Anybody else?

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bandit571

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#1 posted 925 days ago

Type #33

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#2 posted 925 days ago

Did you get that from the photo?

Here’s the Stanley Type #33:

So what is mine?

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bandit571

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#3 posted 925 days ago

Go to harbor Freight’s site, and look up planes. Looks like the same one. As for that long piece of wood with a plane inside it, I have almost the same Liberty Bell Plane out in my shop. Mine’s a little more “broke in”, though.

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Loren

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#4 posted 925 days ago

That’s the like adjuster in a Stanley-pattern spokeshave. There are
some planes like some Kunz or Groz models I may have seen that
style of adjuster on.

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#5 posted 925 days ago

That “long piece of wood” is a Stanley transitional plane. They made about 20 different ones, and I am a big fan. But others are not so much. There’s a group who have an annual event where they burn them in a campfire…

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#6 posted 925 days ago

maybe it is a #33 plane by stanley. HF does have almost the exact same plane, on sale. Trans-planes are a lot better than the all wood one I used to have. A simple wooden wedge held the blade in place. Sold that one at a yard sale, AFTER the Liberty Bell got tuned up.

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 925 days ago

No, I didn’t mean to sound like you were wrong. In fact, you nailed it!

Now, I am no fool. I know the difference between an LN and a HF. But this little sucker was $10 (not even a sale price!) and I have to admit, I am IN LOVE! (At least as much as somebody can be in love with a cheap plane)

Sure, it is likely a cheap iron that won’t hold an edge long. (Time will tell as to its quality), but I LOVE the adjustment design. My Stanley #3 is really cramped for my hand. This is really comfortable because there is no need for a lateral adjustment lever or a long blade, giving a lot more room around the tote. And there is a lot less play in the adjustment with this design.

I mean it, you should drop the ten bucks and at least try one out. It made the shavings in the photo right out of the box (although it should still be sharpened properly). It may not become your go-to plane, but It will see some use in my shop. And you won’t have to worry about lending this one out, or scratching the sole on a nail, or dropping it on the floor. Not at this price!

(No, I am not paid by HF or anybody else :)

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bent

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#8 posted 925 days ago

stanley makes a number 4 with that adjustment now. i have one, and you’re right, it’s a good design.

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#9 posted 925 days ago

Really? Never saw one. Might have to check that out…

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#10 posted 925 days ago

yea you might not be paid by hf or stanley, but i bet you get some bucks from the folks who produce chicken feed…dont try to stump me here either stumpy…LOL…......

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#11 posted 925 days ago

I have the cheap, plastic handled version.

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Dave

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#12 posted 925 days ago

Harbor frieght

I got one and love it.

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bent

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#13 posted 925 days ago

charlie – that’s the same as mine. i replaced the handles with some curly maple ones that i made. plastic handles on a plane are just wrong. do you hear me stanley? plastic handles are WRONG!!

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#14 posted 925 days ago

Anyone notice how crappy the Stanley looks compared to the Harbor Freight.
You looking at this Stanley?
Have you no pride in your product image?

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#15 posted 925 days ago

Where the iron meets the adjustment nuts leaves a lot to be desired. It took some fiddling with on mine to get it to work right. I believe it is the way they cut there notches in the iron. Looks to be just milled by hand.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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