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dbw

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08-27-2020 11:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vintage plane

One of my customers gave me this plane. Can anyone ID this tool? The sole is not flat front to back. I’d like to refurb it and use it. The iron and chip breaker gotta go.

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#1 posted 08-27-2020 10:43 PM

It looks like a Stanley “transitional” plane

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan4.htm

See if you can match up the dimension and details. If there are any marks, that might help.
The twisted lateral level adjuster might make it a Sergeant or Union…

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#2 posted 08-27-2020 11:42 PM

Looks like a Union maybe a 21 or 24.

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#3 posted 08-27-2020 11:45 PM

Stanley No. 22…

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#4 posted 08-28-2020 12:40 AM



It looks like a Stanley “transitional” plane

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan4.htm

See if you can match up the dimension and details. If there are any marks, that might help.
The twisted lateral level adjuster might make it a Sergeant or Union…

- drsurfrat


Is .005” acceptable sole flatness?

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#5 posted 08-28-2020 12:58 AM


Is .005” acceptable sole flatness?

- dbw

Uh, yes. As long as it works, don’t stress too much about being perfectly flat. With a wood body plane, environmental changes can cause more distortion than that.

Most transitionals are stamped on the front of the wooden body. If it’s too faint to read, I’ve had good luck doing a rubbing with paper and a soft pencil to see what the stamp says.

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#6 posted 08-28-2020 12:28 PM


Is .005” acceptable sole flatness?

- dbw

Uh, yes. As long as it works, don t stress too much about being perfectly flat. With a wood body plane, environmental changes can cause more distortion than that.

Most transitionals are stamped on the front of the wooden body. If it s too faint to read, I ve had good luck doing a rubbing with paper and a soft pencil to see what the stamp says.

- JayT


The stamping on the toe appears to be DHSP 8 00

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#7 posted 09-10-2020 10:42 PM

Could be a union. +1 on what JayT said.

Can you add a pic of the front stamp?

Try it out before flattening the sole.

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