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04-08-2020 12:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane wards master twisted lateral

I am considering purchasing a Wards Master hand plane. While doing my due diligence I keep seeing the term “twisted lateral” and “Victor”. Would someone please explain what these terms mean? I understand Wards Master was made by Stanley. True?

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#1 posted 04-08-2020 12:33 PM

I think that a twisted lateral is when the lateral adjustment stem is twisted at the end to form the flats your finger pushes against. There is a picture on Don’s website here.

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#2 posted 04-08-2020 09:39 PM

Victor was a Line made by Bailey before Stanley and then Stanley made a secondary line

https://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/02/11/the-victor-planes-by-stanley

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#3 posted 04-08-2020 09:44 PM

It appears the Wards Maste planes are good quality. Am I correct or should I stick with Stanley?

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#4 posted 04-09-2020 12:44 AM

I like the Ward’s Masters. I’ve never had a bad one.

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#5 posted 04-09-2020 12:35 PM

Did Wards Master planes ever have red Japanning?

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#6 posted 04-09-2020 07:23 PM



It appears the Wards Master planes are good quality. Am I correct or should I stick with Stanley?

- dbw

It might depend on whether you are a collector of planes, or an actual user (woodworker).

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#7 posted 04-09-2020 08:48 PM

I have a Ward’s Master 9 1/2 which is a fantastic user. Although made by Stanley, they usually go for cheaper. I also happen to have a Montgomery Ward’s “Airline” series bass guitar. I’m just barely old enough to remember a Ward’s store in real life, they had all kinds of cool stuff in there.

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#8 posted 04-09-2020 09:44 PM

Monkey Wards, my Dad called it. :-)

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#9 posted 04-09-2020 11:33 PM

Pretty soon we will have a generation who does not know Sears/Craftsman.


I have a Ward s Master 9 1/2 which is a fantastic user. Although made by Stanley, they usually go for cheaper. I also happen to have a Montgomery Ward s “Airline” series bass guitar. I m just barely old enough to remember a Ward s store in real life, they had all kinds of cool stuff in there.

- Walker


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#10 posted 04-10-2020 11:51 AM


It appears the Wards Master planes are good quality. Am I correct or should I stick with Stanley?

- dbw

It might depend on whether you are a collector of planes, or an actual user (woodworker).

- Phil32


I will be using it. Which is user WM or Stanley?

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#11 posted 04-10-2020 11:59 AM



I have a Ward s Master 9 1/2 which is a fantastic user. Although made by Stanley, they usually go for cheaper. I also happen to have a Montgomery Ward s “Airline” series bass guitar. I m just barely old enough to remember a Ward s store in real life, they had all kinds of cool stuff in there.

- Walker


There used to be a Wards store 2 miles from my house. My wife used to work there selling audio/video products. Yes I am aging myself. At the other end of this same mall there used to be a Sears store. It closed last year. The Wards store is now a Super Target and the Sears is vacant.

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#12 posted 04-10-2020 02:07 PM

Full name of the plane is Ward’s Master Quality. I had a WW2 era #3 Ward’s Was very good user, and was the same as a Stanley made at the same time.

Red Japanning was for the Stanley Victor line of planes….right down to the chipbreaker being red. A #4 Victor would be a #1104….stamped right on the iron.

Later model, when the base was a gray colour….

Had “VICTOR” in the lever cap.

Was sold about the same time as the Stanley Defiance brand line…

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