Identifying an unmarked jack plane

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Forum topic by viennaputtery posted 01-09-2018 01:08 PM 565 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2018 01:08 PM

Hi all,

I inherited a jack plane of the bailey-style vintage from my great grandfather, but it is completely unmarked. It is best compared to a Stanley #5 (which I also own, and appears in the images for comparison), but here are the major differences:

1) The “frog” is cast with the body as one piece. It is not separate and has no adjustment screws or knobs.
2) It is 13-1/2” long, vs. Stanley 14”
3) The throat slot is 1/16” narrower than the Stanley, so the Stanley blade will not fit
4) The knob is taller, and sits flush to the sole (no shoulder)

Any ideas who made it?

Thanks for any insight.

-- Brian, Vienna, VA

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 01:37 AM

Sold as a Par Plus..

Had one come through the shop..

Not too bad of a jack plane…

Cleaned up nicely enough…..Might even outdo the other jack plane….

Clean it up, sharpenen the cutter, put it to work…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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