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12-02-2020 01:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 92 bullnose plane vintage

I am thinking of buying a vintage Stanley 92 bullnose plane made in England. The seller wants $200. It appears to be in excellent, like new condition and according to the seller it was used only once. Is it worth the $? I like this model because I want to use it as a shoulder plane and a chisel plane.

-- Measure twice, cut once. If you cut it too short get a wood stretcher.


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#1 posted 12-02-2020 03:35 PM

Not knocking this fellow’s plane but, have you looked into the Veritas large shoulder plane? Bullnose planes are, aw, well, um…

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#2 posted 12-02-2020 03:53 PM

Like this?

And, this was just the No. 90….

Kind of small..

But…it IS a Bull nose plane….

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

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#3 posted 12-02-2020 04:08 PM

if you aren’t a collector and want something to use, buy something that works better for same price. Read Paul Sellers thoughts on that plane here, LOL:
https://paulsellers.com/2016/06/plane-no-3-shoulder-plane/

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#4 posted 12-02-2020 04:16 PM

I have an extra No. 92 that I’d let go for quite a bit less. Not at all ‘like new,’ but works just the same.

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#5 posted 12-02-2020 09:57 PM



Not knocking this fellow s plane but, have you looked into the Veritas large shoulder plane? Bullnose planes are, aw, well, um…

- BlasterStumps


Does the Veritas large shoulder plane convert into a chisel plane?

-- Measure twice, cut once. If you cut it too short get a wood stretcher.

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#6 posted 12-02-2020 10:22 PM

Also, Woodriver has a decent shoulder plane somewhat cheaper.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-92-medium-shoulder-plane

And $10 off…

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#7 posted 12-02-2020 10:43 PM

Look into the Record 311 plane. Shop Fox sells a version too. These planes convert from a shoulder to a bullnose to a chisel plane. I had one for awhile but sold it to buy the biggest Record shoulder plane. The heft helps keep the iron in the cut imo.

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#8 posted 12-02-2020 10:58 PM

If you want to put a little tuning into a 92 I bought a brand new stanley 92 for a lot less than that. It works fine.

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#9 posted 12-03-2020 12:15 AM

Remove the front from a 90, 92, 93 or 94 and you get a chisel plane.

The No. 90, IMO, is a poor excuse for a shoulder plane.

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#10 posted 12-03-2020 01:20 AM

Patrick Leach has a 92 for $115 and a 93 for $125 for sale this month

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#11 posted 12-03-2020 03:50 AM

I don’t believe it does.

Not knocking this fellow s plane but, have you looked into the Veritas large shoulder plane? Bullnose planes are, aw, well, um…

- BlasterStumps

Does the Veritas large shoulder plane convert into a chisel plane?

- dbw


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#12 posted 12-03-2020 04:39 AM



Remove the front from a 90, 92, 93 or 94 and you get a chisel plane.

The No. 90, IMO, is a poor excuse for a shoulder plane.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

I love my 90, but i mainly use it for cleaning up rabbets and smaller tenon cheeks. It works “ok” for small tenon shoulders but otherwise , yeah , i would go with a large LN, Veritas, or record 73.

And do you really need a chisel plane? I never feel the need to use my 90 as a chisel even though I could.

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#13 posted 12-03-2020 05:08 AM

I just sold one for half that! I’d keep looking if I was you.

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#14 posted 12-03-2020 02:38 PM

“And do you really need a chisel plane?”

Some folks here on LJs have made their own chisel planes. I would imagine they work just as good as the high dollar types. You could even bend a chisel to use for the purpose.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#15 posted 12-03-2020 02:50 PM

I have the Veritas bullnose plane that converts to a chisel plane. Very nice plane.
https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/joinery/49709-veritas-bullnose-plane

-- Darrel

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