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02-08-2013 05:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor stanley numerical designations

Stanley likes to confuse us by re-using the same numerical ID on two totally different products. Like this week, an LJ asked about a #C72 as a possible first restoration project. There was some concern about a first-time restorer ruining a rare #72 chamfer plane, when it was in fact a cheapie #4 marketed as a #c72 hardware store plane. I’m seeking a #95 edge/tenoning plane on eBay, but I keep getting listings for #95 butt-gauges. Sheesh! Mosquito added that he has a #49... but it’s not a molding plane, it’s an augur bit stop! LukieB has a #62, but it’s a folding rule, not a cool low-angle plane! I have a #60, but not a low-angle block plane, it too is a folding rule! Mafe has a #55 , no it’s not the uber-rare legendary multi-plane, it’s a spoke shave!
Got any more examples of Stanley numbers that were used on more than one product?

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 06:05 PM

My #60s are yellow handled chisels, and darn nice ones at that.

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 06:45 PM

How about this one???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Stanley-No-5-HEAVY-BULLNOSE-PLANE-Excellent-9-1-2-Length-/251222350724?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7e04db84

That ought to add to your confusion. LOL

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Joe

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 06:52 PM

I sure am glad that we get to look at a picture of what we’re suppose to be buying on Ebay. :-|

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 06:58 PM

Crank: Hey, whaddya know, a triple!! LOL! rejo: somewhere, somebody is trying to sell a #5 toe plane!!
There’s gotta be a comprehensive collector’s guide with ALL of the Stanley tools with common IDs.
another thought: Although I see lots os vintage Stanley tools listed in eBay, when I see sellers use the term “turn of the Century, do they mean 1900AD, or 2000 AD? heh, a plane could be 10 years old and be considered ‘turn of the Century’ now.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 07:07 PM

There’s a #77 dowelling machine and identically-numbered marking gauge.

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#6 posted 02-10-2013 02:41 AM

Thanks Doc! Noted here for eternity!

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#7 posted 02-10-2013 03:04 AM

#51spoke shave…#51 shooting board plane

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#8 posted 02-10-2013 03:45 AM

OK, you know how your brain works on problems when you’re not consciously thinking about them—well this one popped into my head this morning: there’s a #47 auger bit depth gauge AND a pretty darn obscure Adjustable Dado Plane of the same designation.

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#9 posted 02-10-2013 04:05 PM

Thanks, Shane and Doc!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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