|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 05-13-2012 08:20 PM||937 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-13-2012 08:20 PM
I have a pair of what I THOUGH were #3 smooth planes. That is, until the other day when i sat them beside each other. Hmm…
Sitting in front of that bailey #8c, is my Stanley Defiance #3 little guy. Iron width is 1-3/4”, base is 2-1/8” wide, by 9-3/16” long.
Now, the other “Number three’ is by Union MFG. Co. pre-1917. Supposed to be a #3c. Sitting beside the other #3, this is a fat-butt plane. Iron is a size 4 two inches wide. Base sizes are 9-7/16” long, by 2-3/8” wide.
So, what do I have here? A skinny #3? A skinny #4c? Was the Union a different size three than stanley’s #3.
Inquiring Minds would like to know…..
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