Identifying old Stanley Plane and restoration

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by myersbr2 posted 11-05-2014 09:31 PM 940 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View myersbr2's profile


2 posts in 721 days

11-05-2014 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane planer hand plane stanley handplane old antique vintage

I’ve read several postings on here and other places found on Google, but I’m still stumped as to what kind of plane I have. My Dad bought this at an auction years ago. I cleaned it up with WD-40 and steel wool, then gave it to him. I didn’t see it again for quite some time, but now that he has passed, I have inherited it. It needs some restoration work again (a bit of rust, but nothing too bad). What do I have?! There are very few markings and I tried to get a picture of everything I thought relevant. What say you?

4 replies so far

View JayT's profile


4681 posts in 1633 days

#1 posted 11-05-2014 09:49 PM

Looks like a Sargent 415 jack plane that someone put a Stanley iron on.

The twisted lateral adjustment lever with that date, the stamping on the lever cap and the shape of the frog all say Sargent.

Scroll down on this page to see some more info.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

View Tugboater78's profile


2432 posts in 1614 days

#2 posted 11-05-2014 10:12 PM

I agree with JayT but looks like a good one!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

View Don W's profile

Don W

17880 posts in 1990 days

#3 posted 11-05-2014 10:24 PM

I agree with JayT. Probably a type 3,

I have seen others with the cap stamped 416. They never made a 416 so I’ve yet to decipher what it means.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

View myersbr2's profile


2 posts in 721 days

#4 posted 11-06-2014 02:54 PM

Thank you guys. No wonder I wasn’t having any luck finding info on my “Stanley” plane! All you’ve provided gives me what I need to decipher that it definitely is a Sargent plane with a Stanley cutter. It is a REALLY NICE working plane; I’m getting ready to try and remove all the rust, clean it back up and put it to some real use…100+ years after it was made. :)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics