Identifying old Stanley Plane and restoration

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Forum topic by myersbr2 posted 11-05-2014 09:31 PM 1365 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2014 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane planer hand plane stanley handplane old antique vintage

I’ve read several postings on here and other places found on Google, but I’m still stumped as to what kind of plane I have. My Dad bought this at an auction years ago. I cleaned it up with WD-40 and steel wool, then gave it to him. I didn’t see it again for quite some time, but now that he has passed, I have inherited it. It needs some restoration work again (a bit of rust, but nothing too bad). What do I have?! There are very few markings and I tried to get a picture of everything I thought relevant. What say you?

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 09:49 PM

Looks like a Sargent 415 jack plane that someone put a Stanley iron on.

The twisted lateral adjustment lever with that date, the stamping on the lever cap and the shape of the frog all say Sargent.

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 10:12 PM

I agree with JayT but looks like a good one!

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 10:24 PM

I agree with JayT. Probably a type 3,

I have seen others with the cap stamped 416. They never made a 416 so I’ve yet to decipher what it means.

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 02:54 PM

Thank you guys. No wonder I wasn’t having any luck finding info on my “Stanley” plane! All you’ve provided gives me what I need to decipher that it definitely is a Sargent plane with a Stanley cutter. It is a REALLY NICE working plane; I’m getting ready to try and remove all the rust, clean it back up and put it to some real use…100+ years after it was made. :)

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