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01-17-2019 04:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: id plane tool

I need some help identifying the logo stamped on a plane iron. Its not in my possession but I have an image that partially shows the logo, along with some other images of the plane. The logo looks familiar but I can’t identify it. The logo appears near the top of a plane iron on an otherwise unmarked bench plane.


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#1 posted 01-17-2019 04:21 PM

Diamond Edge

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#2 posted 01-17-2019 04:32 PM

I thought about Diamond Edge, but the DE logos I’ve seen look quite a bit different.

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#3 posted 01-17-2019 04:33 PM

Also:

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#4 posted 01-17-2019 04:45 PM

They are the first one I though of that used that diamond shape.

Looking again, that looks to be a stamped steel frog, which likely means Pexto or Parplus. Handle is right for one, too and about halfway down on this page is a Parplus with a diamond logo and similar shape to the parts.

That would be an immediate purchasing “NO”.

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#5 posted 01-17-2019 04:48 PM

Good eyes, Jay T, missed that stamped frog. DE didn’t do those, so unless it’s a replacement cutter (and well used at that), it’s likely not DE.

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#6 posted 01-17-2019 04:51 PM

Yeah, I didn’t look closer until second visit, either. The plane on Don’s site is such a close match, I’d have to go with Parplus. That would also explain the poor stamping/slot relationship. The DE’s I’ve seen are much higher quality and I doubt they would have let one of those out.

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#7 posted 01-17-2019 04:57 PM

And Pexto was a circular logo. I’ve not seen a Parplus but for Don’s site.

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#8 posted 01-17-2019 06:04 PM

Thanks! I think it is likely Parplus.

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#9 posted 01-17-2019 07:03 PM

My first guess was Diamond. Reading the others’ posts it seems like I could be wrong

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#10 posted 01-17-2019 07:53 PM

ParPlus No. 5

came through the rehab shop a long while back..

But,,,it did not have the stamped steel “toad”..er frog

But it was cast into the base..

Lever cap looked a tad funny..

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#11 posted 01-17-2019 08:30 PM

A friend gave me a Parplus a few years ago that I still have. The iron has the diamond stamp which reads Metal Products Co. Inc., New Haven Connecticut. It also has a stamped frog.

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#12 posted 01-17-2019 08:30 PM

bandit571, looks like you made a decent plane out of it.

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