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Forum topic by Auggie626 posted 12-16-2012 08:29 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Auggie626

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12-16-2012 08:29 PM

Greetings all,

I am not a woodworker myself, but my late father was, and lately I have been cleaning out his shop and sorting through his tools. One of his planes has me stumped. It’s a 9 1/2 stanley knockoff, I believe. The only identifying mark on it is a “made in USA” embossing just behind the knob. There’s no manufacturer’s name on the lever cap or anywhere else, and the blade has no such markings.

Any help anybody can give me in identifying the maker of this plane would be most appreciated.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 12-16-2012 09:20 PM

Looks like one from Great Neck Co. That area on the lever cap is for a decal. Either great neck’s decal, or any other of several hardware stores. Try sharpening up the iron, and see how it goes..

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 11:13 PM

I can say for certain its not a Stanley 9 1/2 knock off. I second the great neck possibility.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Auggie626

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 11:59 PM

Thanks. Don W, by knock off I meant imitation. You get that, right? I mean, knock off’s not a model name . . .

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 12:17 AM

I get it. A Stanley 9 1\2 is a block plane. What you have is a #4 smoother.

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 03:37 AM

Is it just me or do the parts look plastic?

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 03:46 AM

THEY LOOK CAST BY THE EJECTOR PIN PUSH PRINT CAST IN A MACHINE LIKE ALUMINUM

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 03:49 AM

IS THE CAP MAGNESIUM OR SOMETHING LOOKS CAST BY THE WEBBING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAP

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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