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Forum topic by BrianA posted 05-27-2022 08:04 PM 606 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BrianA

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05-27-2022 08:04 PM

Picked this up for $20 at a garage sale. Cannot see anything to give me an age indication.


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SMP

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#1 posted 05-27-2022 08:06 PM

For $20 thats a great user!

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#2 posted 05-27-2022 09:08 PM

That’s a great deal. The primary feature I key on is the lever cap. The kidney shaped hole came into play about 1933.
Then I look at high or low front knob.

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Thedustydutchman

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#3 posted 05-27-2022 11:41 PM

For 20.00 you can’t go wrong. As already stated the kidney bean lever cap is type 16 or newer, however I dont think that plane is that new. The edges of the casting do not look right for that era. Also, that is not the correct front knob and i dont see a raised ring under the knob. Looks like someone put it together with spare parts. I have a few like that and they are fine users. I would have paid 20.00 for it.

I’m betting type 8 ish on the body with a replacement front knob and chip breaker.

Does it have any markings on the bed, iron or lateral adjuster? That would help further identify what it might be.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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JCamp

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#4 posted 05-28-2022 01:25 AM

If it makes a good user it’s $20 well spent. If you’d find out it was worth $1000 you’d either not use it or sell it and try to find another $20 user

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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BlasterStumps

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#5 posted 05-28-2022 01:41 AM

Some places that might give an indication of age are:
lateral adjustment lever
frog itself and bed of plane where the frog sits.

I’m also thinking it is put together from parts. Quite possible type 5 to 8. The sides look rather early.

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

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#6 posted 05-28-2022 02:10 AM



For 20.00 you can t go wrong. As already stated the kidney bean lever cap is type 16 or newer, however I dont think that plane is that new. The edges of the casting do not look right for that era. Also, that is not the correct front knob and i dont see a raised ring under the knob. Looks like someone put it together with spare parts. I have a few like that and they are fine users. I would have paid 20.00 for it.

I m betting type 8 ish on the body with a replacement front knob and chip breaker.

Does it have any markings on the bed, iron or lateral adjuster? That would help further identify what it might be.

- Thedustydutchman

+1 on everything Jerry says here. in front of the tote, are there any patent numbers?

-- John

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BrianA

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#7 posted 05-28-2022 04:15 PM

took everything apart and no numbers. it is 22 ” long.
Thanks
Brian

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#8 posted 05-28-2022 04:18 PM

If it does not have a frog adjuster screw it’s type 9 or earlier.

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#9 posted 05-28-2022 05:05 PM

Twenty bucks for a 22 inch long plane…..??? Whether it’s a “marriage” or not, that’s a DAMNED good deal!!!

-- Barry, in Maryland

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#10 posted 05-28-2022 05:10 PM

Post more pics of the frog and sole. Then we can get a better idea of the type.

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WoodenDreams

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#11 posted 05-28-2022 05:59 PM

I think it’s a decent deal, if you didn’t have one already. Looks like you can easily clean it up. Give it a little paint job. Flush sand (hone) the bottom sole. Sharpen the blade. And it’ll be like new.

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bigJohninvegas

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#12 posted 05-28-2022 07:34 PM



took everything apart and no numbers. it is 22 ” long.
Thanks
Brian

- BrianA

Just curious to see, can you take photos and post it disassembled. See the adjuster on the frog.
Oh, and you did great. Clean her up and use it. My #5 is what I call a frankenplane. lol.
It was my 1st plane, and when I discovered it was over 100 years old. I panicked a little and had to ask if it belonged it a museum. Like I had some rare find. That is so funny now, I had no idea at that moment just how common these old planes are. It works well, but I don’t think any of it matches.
Sad part, I never use it. And doubt I ever take the time to clean one up like that again.
$20 for a #7, and it looks to need very little cleaning. I’m jealous.

-- John

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BrianA

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#13 posted 05-28-2022 10:32 PM

Looks like a space was made for the front handle and I did see an ‘S” just in front of the rear handle.

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#14 posted 05-29-2022 08:33 PM

Everyone here is chiming in with guesses as to which (Stanley) type it is, but that is not a Stanley casting.

No. 7s would have their size designation behind the rear handle, not at the toe.

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Thedustydutchman

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#15 posted 05-29-2022 11:35 PM

I have to disagree with that. I’ve seen plenty of no 7 with it in the front.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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