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Forum topic by curliejones posted 03-09-2015 05:24 PM 864 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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curliejones

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03-09-2015 05:24 PM

I’m not sure how long the new issues of Stanley 60-1/2 have been out, but I’d like to know if there’s an easy way to tell if a plane is vintage and in very good condition or just a new one that is slightly used. Markings, etc???

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"


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#1 posted 03-09-2015 06:07 PM

This website here has a lot of information on the Stanley No. 60 1/2

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 11:23 PM

Its pretty easy to tell the difference once you see the vintage and newer side by side.

This site will help with older http://virginiatoolworks.com/tools/stanley-planes/date-your-block-plane-type-study/

If its red, blue or is chromed, keep looking.

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 11:49 PM

Take the adjustable mouth out, the new are stamped sheet metal while the vintage is cast.

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 12:46 PM

Thanks guys. Hey Bondo, this is cast so I guess I found a late issue of the older version of 60-1/2. It seems to have never ben tuned or used and not a speck of rust. It cuts ok right now so I’m looking forward to flattening and sharpening it.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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