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Forum topic by barringerwoodworks posted 11-28-2013 10:54 PM 793 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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barringerwoodworks

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11-28-2013 10:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane craftsman craigslist stanley

Happy Thanksgiving! Tried to get some work done but got into the Thanksgiving spirit a bit too early so here we are.

I found these on Craigslist night before last for $22. That price included the two Craftsman planes and the Stanley No.4. Not sure how Craftsman numbers their planes but the smaller one is about 1/4” shorter than a Stanley No.4 and the bigger one is the same size as my Stanley Bedrock No.605. I included the Craftsman block plane (which I already had) in the pic because now I have a nice little set of old Craftsmans and I’m proud.

It’s not that I particularly like Craftsmans but I seem to have ended up with a few and they seem like good old planes (made by Stanley or Sargent???)

Both of the Craftsman planes are in really nice condition. As of the pics, I haven’t done anything to them.

The Stanley was a bit rough – a bit rusty, a chip or two out of the handle and it appears someone spray-painted the handle and tote black. When I first saw it, I was thinking I already had a Stanley No.4 and I would just put a big camber on this to use as a scrub. I got it in the shop, put a big camber on the blade, cleaned it up a little, then realized I don’t have a No.4 yet. I have a No.3 and a No.4.5! So now I plan on cleaning it up really nice but still maybe using it for a scrubber.

Anybody have any info on these Crafstmans? Approximate year? Who made them? They look like Stanley.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com


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#1 posted 11-28-2013 11:10 PM

The craftsman bench planes are stanleys.. you can tell by the ribs in the bed and the kidney bean hole in the lever cap. The block is a sargent make. Only sargent used that type of mouth adjust.

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 11:21 PM

Thanks Deycart for the info. I thought the bench planes were probably Stanleys from the features you just noted but wasn’t sure about the block plane. I’ve never owned any Sargents so had nothing to compare it to. Funny thing is about that block plane – I have no idea where it came from. One day I was looking around in the garage for some fasteners or something and discovered it in a box with some random hardware and other stuff. I swear I don’t remember buying it. Complete mystery to me where I got it.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 12:01 AM

If I can see the adjuster, i can give a number on the Sargent. Its a good bunch for $22.

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

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 12:11 AM

Probably a 306 or 307 they are more common. It could be a 1606 or 1607. How long is it?

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 12:21 AM

A closer look at the block plane. It’s 6.5” long and 2” wide.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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#6 posted 11-29-2013 12:22 AM

306 if its 6” or 307 if 7”

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#7 posted 11-29-2013 12:23 AM

Tip for your planes, if there is any paint under the frog or on top of the frog you should sand it off. That goes for the blade bed on the block too.

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#8 posted 11-29-2013 12:27 AM

It may be a Sergeant made craftsman as well. Is the iron marked? Is there a 306, 307 marked underneath the cap?

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

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#9 posted 11-29-2013 12:51 AM

Under the cap says both “306” and “307”. Sole is 6.5” long.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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#10 posted 11-29-2013 01:01 AM

Its a 306 then.

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#11 posted 11-29-2013 01:07 AM

Then its a 306.

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

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#12 posted 11-29-2013 11:11 PM

Thanks for the help guys. Good to know.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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