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Randy_ATX

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296 days ago

A little plane I picked up somewhere years ago. There is no manufacturer listed on it.
Is this considered a low angle block plane?

Any info is appreciated.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH


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WayneC

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#1 posted 296 days ago

Looks like a standard angle plane. Newer model.

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Rick M.

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#2 posted 296 days ago

It’s a Sears Craftsman copy of a Stanley 9 1/2, probably made by Stanley but I’m not sure. It’s not a low angle plane.

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Deycart

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#3 posted 296 days ago

Without a doubt its a modern reproduction of a Stanley 9 1/2 both levers are riveted in a manor that shows modern production. The casting marks look stanleyish. Like above probably made by Stanley, but not by Stanley standards… Although something I have never noticed before is the slot in the depth adjust shaft…

There is nothing wrong with your plane I’m sure it will serve you well. You may want to GENTLY run a file with safe narrow sides in the mouth to make sure you have a nice bed for the blade and that the lever cap meets the blade nice and flat with out paint in the way. After a good sharpening you should have a nice user on your hands.

At first I thought your plane was striped to bare metal.. is it a blueish green color?

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Randy_ATX

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#4 posted 296 days ago

Thanks guys – I didn’t think it was anything special, I just wanted to learn more about what it was. I thought it odd to not have a manufacture mark on it. Yes it is a greenish color. I need to clean it up a bit and learn how to sharpen it well.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 295 days ago

I just bought one of these the other day to replace the Stanley 9 1/2 I sold, but it hasn’t arrived yet. It was about 1/2 the price of a Stanley in equivalent condition.

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WayneC

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#6 posted 295 days ago

Google scary sharp for a low cost sharpening option.

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woodcox

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#7 posted 295 days ago

Askwoodman refurbs and modifies one like it on a youtube episode of his. Which also prompted me to buy on off ebay. Mayb not as robust as a Stanley but was pleasantly surprised with the quality Craftsman iron that was in it and how well it works. Although mine has a knob instead of a lever for cap tensioning. I really like that feature.

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Deycart

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#8 posted 295 days ago

Knob is the way to go in my opinion. The newer caps with the lever are flimsy and you have to fiddle with the screw to get it just right so it is tight, but you can still adjust it with out it poping off. Although you loose the sexy old style look.

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Randy_ATX

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#9 posted 295 days ago

I just found the askwoodman video you mentioned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b856NgxX_9A
Thanks and yes I need to develop my sharpening skills.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Rick M.

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#10 posted 295 days ago

I want to like that guy’s videos because he does such cool stuff but he just rambles and rambles.

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