Quick Find:#9, #9 1/4, #9 1/2, #9 3/4, #10, #10C, #10 1/4, #10 1/4C, #10 1/2, #10 1/2C, #11 (belt), #11 (bull), #11 1/2

#9 Cabinetmaker"s block plane, 10"L, (8 1/4" 1936 on), 2"W, 4 1/2lbs, 1870-1943. *

This aircraft has no number cast on it. That is a rectangular, box-shaped airplane sold as a high quality tool designed for the finer occupational of piano making and cabinet making. The sides space ground flat and are square with the sole so the the plane can be used on its side (to role as a shooting airplane and well endgrain work) either ideal or left handed. The exterior that the tool is bare machined metal while the within of the airplane is japanned. The cutter is pitched at around 20 degrees and is bedded in the airplane bevel side up.

It has a rear knob, do of rosewood, which is secured top top a metal expansion that is chin screwed right into the human body of the plane. Constantly check whereby the body and the expansion piece are screwed with each other for stress and anxiety cracks. The force on the plane, together it"s pushed, often breaks the casting here.

The mouth is adjustable. There is a round-headed screw top top the height of the tool, towards the throat, to set the mouth as fine together the user desire (within that is limits). If this screw is tightened also much, it have the right to crack the casting. A washer was included to get over this difficulty on later on models.

There is a sausage-shaped and nickel plated next handle, often called the "hot dog", i beg your pardon attaches through a screw top top either side of the plane. This manage is often missing, however the earliest design of the plane never had actually it. There room reproduction next handles available. The original handle is simple to identify from the reproduction - the original is cast and also is hollow inside vice versa, the reproduction is milled from ring stock and shows machining marks inside it. It"s a good idea to remove the next handle prior to purchasing the plane (unless it"s priced ridiculously low) to examine the side rail for any cracks or missing chunks i m sorry the side manage can easily hide.

The lever cap is especially designed for this plane. The looks like a traditional bench plane"s bar cap, yet its neck (the narrowest component of the cap) is longer than the common lever caps provided on the bench planes. Unscrupulous certified dealer will use a #4
lever cap together a replacement. Simply make certain the pivot point of the bar rests near the back wall of the plane"s body, wherein the handle expansion screws right into the body. The latest lever caps will have actually "STANLEY" actors into them.

Like every the block planes do by Stanley, the cutter because that this design is bedded v its bevel up. Since this plane used a conventional bench aircraft cutter, the firm logo that"s stamped in ~ the heel (top) that the stole isn"t visible once looking at the aircraft from above. Stanley would stamp their logo design on few of the irons destined for this aircraft with the logo on the bevel side as well, making for irons that have the logo on both sides. This same treatment can additionally be uncovered on the plane #11, #11 1/2, and also #25.

The cutter has actually an adjustment mechanism based ~ above the same layout as that supplied on the bench plane - a y-shaped fork engages a slot in the "cap iron" and is adjusted by way of a brass nut. Very early model of the aircraft (up come the so late 1890"s) has actually its brass nut travel in a direction perpendicular come the hoe of the plane, whereas the later model has the brass nut take trip perpendicular come the cutter. There was never ever a lateral convey mechanism readily available on the plane.

The "cap iron" ~ above this device is really no a cap iron, in the typical sense, choose those offered on the bench planes. Instead, this "cap iron" only serves to interact the y-shaped fork so that the cutter have the right to take benefit of the patented adjusting mechanism. This "cap iron" is a rectangular shaped piece of stole (the short ends have actually a tiny convex radius come them), around 1" x 2" in dimension. The exact same "cap iron" is likewise found ~ above the #11
, the #11 1/2, the #25, and the #164.

There space several really early examples of this tool, as soon as Leonard Bailey self was making them, which have markedly different adjusting mechanisms than the models the Stanley produced. The very very first model didn"t come fitted with any kind of rear fixed (no rosewood knob). The knob was quickly added, probably soon after ~ Bailey"s complaint department was flooded with fatality threats from unhappy users of this airplane - just looking at it will make your hands bleed.

This airplane is modelled after similar English plane (Spiers-type) and also after the brand-new York City area planemakers (Brandt, Erlandsen, Popping, et al). While absolutely a clever and nicely make plane, that is a remote runnerup when contrasted with those that motivated it. The attempted to be as well much, once it didn"t must be. The other planes had actually no contraptions because that adjusting your cutters - they excelled because they were simple, well crafted, and also accurate.

#9 1/4 Block plane, 6"L, 1 5/8"W, 1 1/4lbs, 1947-1982.

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This is the very first in a series of block planes, which Stanley offered in nearly every shape and also color. To buy a block plane, together we are around to see, was almost like to buy an automobile, where options galore were obtainable to Mr. Planebuyer that yesteryear.

Stanley, in your marketing propaganda, declared that "A Block airplane was first made to fulfill the demand for a aircraft which could be easily held in one hand when planing throughout the grain, specifically the end of boards, etc. This last work plenty of Carpenters contact "Blocking in", for this reason the name "Block" Plane." This, if that is to it is in believed, dispells the myth that block planes are so named due to the fact that they were first used top top butcher"s blocks.

This is a basic purpose block airplane (one of many). It has actually its stole bedded in ~ 20 degrees. The steel is flexible both because that depth and also lateral positions. The mouth is non-adjustable, i beg your pardon is the separating "feature" the sets it except the much more useful #9 1/2. The fixed mouth that this aircraft makes it rather unpopular once pitted versus Stanley"s other block planes, most of i m sorry have flexible mouths. The airplane has a brass former knob that screws into the main casting - the knob is sometimes lacking in action. The area of the spreading into i m sorry the knob threads sometimes chips or cracks, and it must be checked for that damage, if you"re collecting the thing, however if you"re utilizing it, the damages isn"t severe sufficient to stop the airplane from working.

As is the case for most of the Stanley block planes, the more quickly models to be japanned (black). Later on production planes were finished through a an extremely dark blue paint starting in the early 1960"s. The recent production offered a really deep red as a finish. The same development of paints can additionally be found on the bench planes.

Refer to the #9 1/2 for the details of construction, use, and also problem locations with this plane, and also most the the 20 level pitch block planes the Stanley cranked the end in every sorts that configurations.

#9 1/2 Block plane, 6"L, 1 3/4"W (1 5/8"W 1909 on), 1 1/2lbs, 1873-1981.

This is a general purpose block plane, and is more than likely Stanley"s most famous one castle offered. Uneven this aircraft was your good grandpappy"s, it"s usually best to overlook those instances that are all rusted or are missing parts. It"s together a common plane (in that post-1890"s configuration) that you"ll run across a far better example.

Pictured here, in addition to Santa Claus, is the usual configuration the the aircraft that you"re most likely to encounter (details below). The box, v its faux birch paper, is well-known as the Christmas box and also was designed to display the device in a hardware store setup during the Holiday seasons of the late 1940"s and early 1950"s. Santa Claus was no shipped v the plane. An unemployed Salvation military Santa - we found him roaming the highways dejected - was available the chance to pose v the tool and graciously embraced (note: Santa isn"t to scale, here).

The stole is put into the aircraft bevel side up. An steel that"s oriented bevel-up offers advantages when planing complicated woods or endgrain; it"s feasible to support a greater length of the iron, avoiding its flexing, top top a plane designed to carry its steel bevel-up than a plane designed to carry its stole bevel-down. The iron is pitched in ~ 20 degrees. The iron"s pitch and orientation make a cap iron unnecessary, and also impractical for the matter.

The airplane underwent several modifications over its long life. The an initial model is a very primitive looking chunk of iron, through an iron the extends up and also behind the device making for a very uncomfortable grip. This model has a flat lever cap, through a cammed lever at that top, which each other the bar caps supplied on the bench planes. The mouth item is hosted in ar with a round-headed screw. The arched political parties of the plane"s main casting are bent irregularly and are positioned toward the back. This style of spreading is often referred to together the "Excelsior" design.

The discomfort of utilizing the plane was shortly addressed through the redesign that the bar cap. The new lever cap has actually a raised and curved portion cast at its back so the it fits much more comfortably right into the palm. It additionally has the properties three arcs cast down near the top edge of the cap along with a dimpled exterior where the palm rests. Also this new design was hard to grip because the iron, v its angular heel, was in the way. That wasn"t till the late-1800"s once the heel of the steel was replaced with a curved one.

The version most often encountered is the one readily available from ca. 1895 onward. It is distinguishable through the oval depressions milled right into the exterior of the arched sides. These are well-known as the "Hand-y" grip. The arched political parties on most instances are symmetrical and are positioned along the middle of the sides, yet there space some instances of the Excelsior design that have actually the Hand-y grip. The Hand-y grip attribute soon proved very popular, and also was applied to nearly every block aircraft in Stanley"s arsenal. The attribute was dropped because that a quick time throughout WWII, possibly due to the fact that Stanley was making use of the machine to mill the exact same grip top top Howitzer shells so GI"s wouldn"t drop castle on your feet. The Hand-y fixed was likewise offered ~ above a couple of of the shorter, handle-less transitional (wood bottom) planes, i m sorry are an extremely rarely encountered.

Prior to the patent for the lateral mediate mechanism, as mentioned for the typical bench planes, these block planes just permitted the iron to be readjusted endwise to control the depth the cut. The earliest device is a lever, situated beneath the iron, i m sorry engages quit parallel grooves milled into the earlier of the stole via a vertical pin. Moving the bar laterally side-to-side, raises or lowers the iron. It likewise puts a many stress on the pin, which have the right to snap it turn off or wear it away. Plus, the lever likewise has a pin on its bottom to slip into a hole in the boss that dead it. Due to the fact that it"s not permanently attached come the plane, it"s feasible to discover planes through this lever absent in action.

This system proved come be rather fragile and also was complicated to access so Stanley redesigned it. The systems that they come upon is a threaded write-up adjustment mechanism and started supplying it during the early 1880"s. This short article is screwed right into a increased boss in the main casting. On the article a brass seed traverses up and down, parallel to the sole, together the nut is turned. The seed engages a forked lever, which consequently engages the grooves in the back of the cutter. As the nut is rotate to move it upward, the bar lowers the cutter to increase its set. Relocating the nut downward, naturally, to reduce the set. Make sure that this nut moves openly over the whole length the the threaded post.

Stanley decided to have some fun v these adjusting nuts, together some room a ideal hand thread if others are a left hand thread. Almost every one of the planes through the Hand-y grip have the left hand thread. Every the Excelsior style planes have a best hand thread. This tidbit of info is only crucial if you"re trying to find replacement parts for the adjusting mechanism, or if you"re in search of the locking nut used on the #9 3/4 and also #15 1/2.

You want to be certain that the two nibs on the fork, wherein they interact the parallel machined grooves reduced into the backside of the cutter, room not damaged or worn away. Otherwise, the adjustment mechanism is useless. Also, check about the ceo that obtain the threaded article for any kind of breakage. Sometimes, the short article loosens over time; usually, simply by wiggling the write-up you have the right to tell even if it is it is seated right into the ceo well. It deserve to be tightened by screwing it earlier into the boss, however take treatment not to damages its threads.

The lateral adjustment bar that was a raging success ~ above the bench planes was a attribute that the block planes could likewise use. It take it Stanley a little bit of time to include the lever, however they ultimately did throughout the early on 1890"s.

The lateral adjustment bar pivots on the lever cap screw, ~ above which the lever cap engages. In fact, the bar screws top top the lever cap screw, i beg your pardon is itself screwed into a boss in the key casting. The lateral adjustment lever has actually a disk in ~ its finish nearest the mouth, and also it fits into a slot cut into the iron. It very much each other the organization end of the lateral mediate lever uncovered on the common bench planes. The earlier of the lever is bending downward, in a progressive curvature toward the single so that it doesn"t dig right into your hand throughout use. Sometimes, the lateral convey lever has been bent so the it can"t clear the threaded post. If this is the case, you deserve to simply bending the lateral lever around its downward curve increase a little bit so that adequate clearance results. The lateral convey lever frequently has the patent day and/or "STANLEY" stamped into it.

The faster planes have actually an adjustable mouth that uses a slotted screw - you"ll need a screwdriver to readjust it, if you dare to usage this most an important model that the tool. This clumsy adjustment an approach certainly must have flooded the complain department at Stanley, therefore the mouth was made flexible by way of a brass knob (the existence of nickel plating signifies that it"s a various model). The knob is threaded to the slide section, and also by unscrewing the knob the sliding section have the right to be relocated forward or backward. The knob is climate tightened come lock the sliding section in place. Friend should inspect the threads of the knob come make certain they aren"t stripped for if castle are, your sliding section will slip out of her sole and possibly right into oblivion.

During the late-1890"s, an eccentric lever was noted to readjust the mouth (the earliest instances will have actually the patent date, "PAT FEB 20 94", stamped in them). This little maker soon was applied to every block aircraft that to be equipped v an adjustable mouth. It"s really a straightforward little maker - a level piece the steel, v an extension for your finger, pivots ~ above a pen which fits right into a hole behind the knob. This item is not held captive to the plane, and also it"s an extremely easy to lose. If you see a small hole instantly behind the knob, your plane is lacking its eccentric lever. Also be certain to check the eccentric bar to view if it has its write-up that fits into the casting. Strangely, countless of the levers space still top top the planes however don"t have actually the post.

You should examine that the eccentric bar is ideal for the plane by sliding it to the left and right, making sure that the sliding ar of the sole moves within the agree range. Because this lever was frequently removed indigenous the plane (the owner simply uncovered it much easier to adjust the single without it), and because the same bar was offered on the smaller block planes, it"s sometimes feasible to uncover planes with an improper lever - a bar from the smaller #60 1/2 will not allow the single to be readjusted over as vast a range as a proper one will.

The sliding ar of the sole is oftentimes jammed into the aircraft so the it no much longer moves freely. The usual cause of this is that either oxidation has actually frozen that in ar or the crud has end up being lodged in between it and the key casting. To conquer this typical problem you very first need to complimentary the sliding ar from the main casting. This is conveniently done by an initial backing off the knob that holds it in place with a few turns, then pushing the knob downward with your thumb. The piece must pop free, yet if it doesn"t, take much more drastic measures like penetrating oil or irradiate taps from a hammer. Conserve the dynamite together last resort. I"ve never discovered one that ultimately didn"t come free with a item of wood (stood top top its endgrain) positioned in the mouth (from the optimal of the plane) and also then tapped through a hammer.

Once free, clean out any type of of the crud that"s gathered over the years. Check that the boss actors into the sliding section, i m sorry receives the knob, isn"t broken. Curiously, countless of castle are.

If the sliding section doesn"t move freely, you can do a little of plane surgery to remedy the ailment. With some well abrasive file on a level surface, obstacle the edge of the sliding section earlier and forth a couple of times to remove any type of oxidation or burrs. Take the same document and rub the milled tracks of the key casting. Don"t overdo it due to the fact that you will introduce some slop in what"s usually a well fit. Reattach the part to the key casting and it will certainly slide freely.

Make certain that the sliding ar hasn"t to be modified, whereby the section that"s closest to the steel isn"t ground. For some strange reason, several of these block planes deserve to be discovered with their sliding sections ground shorter than when they left the factory. Planes with modified sliding sections will certainly not be capable of having their mouths collection finely. The sliding ar should virtually touch the iron once the section is moved backward to close the mouth. If that doesn"t, the piece has been ground. If you carry out have an instance with a ground slide section, and are planning to find a replacement part, take treatment when doing so; the replacement section my be also thick or thin, and also not lie in the same aircraft as the rest of the sole. I"ve yet to find a block aircraft that deserve to accept a sliding ar taken from another block airplane without some modification.

By much the most typical damage discovered on the plane, and also on every models of block planes, is tension cracks that operation from the mouth and also up the side(s) that the tool. This cracks are many often uncovered on the earlier, pre-1890"s, models due to the fact that their sides space not actors to a uniform thickness; castle taper along their edge similar to the earlier bench planes do. This to be a an extremely common area because that the plane to break so Stanley make the later models through their sides actors to a uniform thickness. Often, these tension cracks space invisible under the oxidation. It"s only as soon as you offer them a cleaning that you notification the damage. Don"t sweat that if her is damaged here - you"re not the first, nor will certainly you be the last, to buy such damaged goods.

Another common form of damages is cracks or division to the bar cap, in the area where it arches to fit right into your palm. Cracks here are yes, really no large deal, but absent chunks might yield bloody palms. Fortunately, there room plenty of lever caps that deserve to be salvaged indigenous the googleplex that block planes the end there.

The planes have actually a japanned finish, with the brass knob and also depth adjusting nut all buffed to shine. The lateral adjustment lever and eccentric lever are frequently nickeled, however later ones are just stamped from steel and buffed. The aircraft commonly has actually its version number stamped into the left side of the main casting, down toward the sole. No one of the Stanley block plane came v corrugations milled right into the sole. A few of the mid-1920"s planes can be uncovered with the day-glo orange repaint on the eccentric adjuster and inside the former knob. This had to be a phase that Stanley was going with as several of the contemporary bench planes have the sides of your frogs finished with the same shade paint.

#9 3/4 Block plane, 6"L, 1 3/4"W (1 5/8"W 1909 on), 1 5/8lbs, 1873-1934. *

This aircraft is similar to the #9 1/2
, except that it has actually a detachable rear handle. The handle is a metal extension that fits around and also is addressed to the very same threaded vertical post that the depth adjustment nut is. A locking seed is screwed ~ above the post and also then is tightend over two steel prongs ~ above the handle. The handle deserve to be eliminated to suit the workman"s use just by backing off the locking nut with the end of a screwdriver. The locking nut has 4 "lobes" on that making the resemble one "x".

Because Stanley was never ever satisfied to leave well sufficient alone, they adjusted the broad of the ceo onto which the pivotting bar (the one that engages the underside of the cutter) fastens. This subtle design change meant a similar change in the detachable handle; the distance between the 2 prongs had to be raised just a hair so the the prongs have the right to slip roughly the boss. This minor point is only stated in the event that you have actually a handle and you"re trying come fit it to a plane. Carry out not ever before force the handle or file it if the doesn"t to the right - you have actually an earlier two prong take care of that needs to walk on an previously version of the plane.

The metal expansion has a rotate rosewood knob that fits into the palm of the hand, allowing the aircraft to be worked much more comfortably v both hands. The more quickly versions the the airplane use the usual threaded rod and brass nut to secure the rosewood knob to the the extension piece. On later models, the rosewood knob is tapped and also screws straight onto the threads actors into the metal extension. On these later on models, the knob have the right to strip and become loosened over time. The usual rapid fix was to jam a cut or a item of fabric into the knob and then enable friction to work its magic.

Prior come the advent of the threaded upright post, the metal expansion piece to be screwed right to the key casting, beneath the iron. This model is comparatively scarce, and also was only created a couple of short years. It deserve to be identified easily by a screw feet at the end and an open spreading that offers the appearance of two ribs projecting from the knob. This format of take care of was offered only on the two earliest models that the plane, native 1872 to about 1875. Inspect these handles closely for cracks over your length.

Most of the metal extensions are japanned, yet the very earliest ones have actually a copper flashing come them, i beg your pardon is usually long gone and hard to discover today. Be mindful that the knob is proper, and also not one lifted indigenous a #45. The #45"s knob (referring come the version that subject the knob ~ above the fence"s casting in the very same manner together it is ~ above the block plane"s expansion handle) is a hair tiny in that diameter and doesn"t have the ring turned in ~ its base.

#10 Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 14"L (13"L 1887 on), 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1870-1957.

This aircraft is sometimes referred to as the "jack rabbet" due to its similarity to the typical jack plane. That looks identical to a conventional #5
, except that it has a rabbet mouth. The rabbet mouth is 2 cutouts in the plane"s sides, just to the left and also right of the iron. The iron extends with these cutouts and throughout the whole width of the sole. These planes have constantly been popular, with their full adjustment attributes identical come those found on the bench planes.

They were supplied for cutting big rabbets in heavy timbers because that framing in the mining, carriagemaking, etc., professions. Due to the fact that the plane has a rabbet mouth, and also because it to be designed for hefty use, many of them have stress fractures in the spreading right over the rabbet mouth, wherein the political parties arch upward. Plenty of of them have been repaired v a welding, i beg your pardon sticks out like a sore thumb, usually, but some repairs space very good and can go undetected. The planes additionally seem to endure chipping/cracking follow me their side walls, especially about the toe and heel. The earlier models, through their tapered next walls, are much more prone to this chipping/cracking than the later ones are.

Another point to check on this planes is their irons. Due to the fact that of the rabbet mouth, over there isn"t virtually enough room to make an iron that is as long as those uncovered on the standard bench plane - the sides of the plane prevent that from being as long as the others. Be certain to check that there is sufficient "meat" or life left to the iron. Finding replacements that are appropriate to the vintage of your aircraft can it is in tough. Also, the lid iron have to cover the full width that the iron follow me the cut edge. If that doesn"t, it"s a instead of from a typical bench planes.

Removing the irons native this plane, and the #10 1/2, is a bit of a trick. They cannot be gotten rid of through the mouth, and also they room prevented native being eliminated as you normally would an iron by the sides of the plane. To eliminate the iron, then, friend must first tip it increase so the it clears the lever cap screw, climate slide it come either next of the plane, and also then lift the opposite next up, sort of in a twisting fashion, till one next of the iron gets rid of the cutout in the side of the plane.

Stanley well-known the trouble with removed or returning the iron from or come the plane. Returning the iron to the plane needs a little of attention so the you don"t nick the edge, ruining the honing initiative that took you hours to get. To get rid of this problem, Stanley redesigned the lid iron and also the means it was attached come the iron. A small screw to be positioned on peak of the lid iron for this reason that as soon as removed, the iron would certainly slip v the mouth easily. Problem solved, or for this reason Stanley thought. This short-lived (ca. So late 1880"s) attribute proved to be a trouble when reassembling the steel - do the efforts to position the lid iron effectively on the iron, if both room in the airplane proved to be awkward and difficult. They shortly dropped the style for the normal method of it is registered the lid iron (the screw is behind the iron and is only available with the iron eliminated from the plane).

These planes, along with the fractional versions of it, never came equipped with the frog adjusting screw that"s discovered on the bench planes. In fact, all the frog redesigns made come the bench planes never made it to this line; the bench rabbets retain their level mating surfaces between the frog and also the key casting. However, the planes did follow the alters made come the bar cap, the adjusting screw, the knob, and also the tote the were excellent to the bench planes (see their type study for an ext features).

As is the case with every rabbet planes, a batten is generally fastened to the job-related at the wanted with the the rabbet. The batten climate guides the aircraft along its path to yield a right cut. The depth the the rabbet is normally marked with a usual marking gauge. Because that cross grain work, the rabbet"s shoulder is usually reduced with a saw prior to using the plane since this plane doesn"t come equipped with a spur come score the grain.

If you ever before need a bar cap for this plane, or the various other bench rabbets the follow, the #3"s will work. The old style #3 frog likewise fits the plane; i.e., the frog that doesn"t have actually a notch (to fit over the alignment rib in the key casting) milled in ~ its lower edge.

#10C Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 14"L, 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1902-1918. *

The corrugated variation of the #10. A brute that a dude, who had taken to planing rabbets in hefty timbers together a career, definitely didn"t need any kind of "girlie-man" corrugations in the single to make his job any easier. This might be among the reasons for the scarcity of the corrugated design of this plane.

#10 1/4 Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 13"L, 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1911-1942. *

This aircraft is identical to the #10, other than that it has actually a tilting tote and also knob. This idea was first patented by a male who added tilting hardwood to constant #10"s due to the fact that he found that her knuckles acquired all smashed as soon as planing huge rabbets. Stanley, gift the nice guys they to be to their competition, decided they might do it themselves, and made their own version the it in order to making the originator that the idea a footnote in the history of planes.

The tote and knob each sit atop a rounded spreading that stop a coarsely knurled metallic cylinder. The normal securing rods because that the tote and also knob are screwed into these knurled cylinders. At the top of every securing pole is a slotted nut, i m sorry is tightened to secure the tote and knob in a slanted position, tilted native the vertical, that the user finds comfortable. The slotted nuts are often mangled from repetitive use.

Often the wooden parts, especially the lower part of the tote, are uncovered cracked or damaged off about their bases from year of use. The wooden parts are custom made for this plane, so trying to salvage a carry or a knob native a standard jack aircraft is pointless; initial totes and knobs have a concave bottom so the they have the right to fit end their corresponding convex portions of the main casting.

The same trouble of anxiety fractures about the political parties of the bottom casting, as uncovered on the #10, additionally happens v these planes.

Two retractable spurs, one on each side the the plane, are provided to score the wood before the iron cuts it. This spurs aid to eliminate ratty edge on the rabbet, particularly when working throughout the grain. The spurs are attached to the aircraft with little countersunk screws. The screws often display signs of mangling from repeated use. The faster models that this plane do not have these spurs. It"s amazing that Stanley only offered these spur on this plane, and also not the various other bench rabbet planes. Probably they realized the they made a wrong by supplying this tool and also to save challenge they included the spur feature to boost sales by making lock really various from the #10 and #10 1/2. Sounds an excellent to me, at least. In any event, the spurs definitely assist the aircraft when cutting throughout the grain, making because that a clean shoulder.

I"ve viewed a WWII design of this plane, where difficult rubber, rather of brass, was offered for the cutter"s depth mediate knob and the tote and knob room hardwood rather of rosewood. There is no nickel plating ~ above the bar cap. V this plane"s sales being quite anemic indigenous its introduction, it seems strange that Stanley would also make a Warlwartwotype (pronounced effectively as a solitary syllable). Planing large timbers during WWII absolutely had to be a shed "art" in the States, but maybe no so in the Orient. Perhaps Stanley kept up the production of the aircraft in anticipation the the building of a leg over the river Kwai, or something?

#10 1/4C Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 13"L, 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1912-1917. *

Corrugated variation of the #10 1/4. Putting corrugations ~ above a plane, which most likely was far better left ~ above the drawing board in the very first place, renders for a really rare plane. This is a difficult one come find, among the toughest of every Stanley planes, for this reason be cautious of the contemporary artisan"s craftiness.

#10 1/2 Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 9"L, 2 1/8"W, 3lbs, 1885-1964.

This is sometimes referred to as the "smooth rabbet" because it is the very same size together a #4, but in several of Stanley"s previously propaganda this aircraft and the #10 are both simply referred to as a "Carriage Maker"s Rabbet". The usual problems with the #10, and also the other bench planes, are also found ~ above this guy. The most common kind of damages are cracks and/or repairs to the cheeks the the tool, located just above the cutouts for the cutter.

The earliest models have an adjustable mouth, very much like those discovered on the typical block planes, however the entire section that the sole ahead the the iron moves. Adjustable mouth version are lot scarcer 보다 the non-adjustable mouth versions, and were only available for about the first ten years of the plane"s production.

The mouth is adjusted by transforming the prior knob, sliding the knob forward or backward, and then tightening the knob; this action moves the entire sole front of the iron. The casting that receive the front knob"s screw is sometimes damaged so take the airplane apart to examine this. The repetitive adjustment to the mouth additionally puts wear and tear top top the rosewood knob; numerous of castle are break-up or space chipped at their bases. I"ve seen some of these early models v a metallic disk under the knob in an attempt to conquer the chipping that the knobs suffer; this disk shows up original and also is comparable to the one offered on the #62.

This airplane always came through the lateral adjustment lever - if you watch one the doesn"t have one, it"s most likely from an earlier #3 or #10.

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#10 1/2C Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 9"L, 2 1/8"W, 3lbs, 1902-1917. *

Corrugated version of the #10 1/2. It never ever came through an flexible mouth, come the finest of mine knowledge. Since this aircraft is much an ext valuable 보다 its non-corrugated brother, be mindful of counterfeit corrugations.

#11 Beltmaker"s plane, 5 3/4"L, 2 3/8"W, 3 1/2lbs, 1867-1943.

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The cutter is positioned bevel next up, and also is bedded ~25 degrees. There is no lid iron ideal on the plane, but it does have a little cap screwed come the height of the cutter, like the #9, #25, and #164 do, so that the tool can take advantage of the Bailey adjustment features like those uncovered on the usual bench planes. The y-shaped adjusting fork engages a slot in the little cap. This slot is oriented towards the heel, no the cut edge, that the iron.

It appears that those who practiced the beltmaking profession were a trifle little spastic - countless of this planes have broken adjusting forks. This problem resulted from poor pressure, via the bar cap, being placed on the iron, when it had a location set. As soon as the iron began its cut, it instantly jumped behind which then strained the adjusting fork whereby it makes contact with the brass depth mediate knob, resulting in it to snap. If you plan to resurrect the beltmaking trade, and also your airplane has a broken adjusting fork, friend will need to replace it v a fork from an additional #11 (or #11 1/2) - the adjusting forks native the bench planes room not interchangeable with this model.

Sometimes, inadequate pressure ~ above the steel will reason the back component of the casting to snap turn off or crack, wherein the threaded pole fits right into the casting. Broken chunks off the casting are simple to spot, however to view the stress cracks take away a keener eye. Look at closely about the rear of the plane. Take the iron out of the airplane and look (from the within of the casting) wherein the stick meets the spreading to view if any kind of stress cracks have actually developed.

The airplane looks very comparable to the #12, and also has a turn hardwood (most often maple) handle that is perpendicular and parallel come the plane"s sole. The manage is screwed come the plane"s main casting with two round-headed srews, each of which screws right into a cast boss. Inspect that this bosses room not chipped or cracked.

The cutter is secured in ar by a lever cap the is similar to those offered on the transitional wooden bench planes (see their listing because that a description). The entire main casting, other than its sole and the machined bed, space japanned.

The mouth is adjustable to fulfill the beltmaker"s craving for tearout complimentary planing, something that"s mandatory once planing animal leather or towel belting. NOT! A little casting attributes as the slide section discovered on the usual block planes. It"s secured to the main casting with 2 round-headed screws, which as soon as loosened, allow the sliding ar to be relocated forward or behind manually together the town beltsmithy therefore desires.

Oh yeah, why a belt plane? Simple, earlier before "lectricity and also infernal flammability engines, water wheel and heavy steam engines gave the strength to drive commercial America (and various other joints). Animal leather and/or towel belts were supplied to journey the smaller machines off the strength source. This belts have actually their end fastened come each other to form a loop, and also it"s in ~ the juncture of the 2 ends that a chamfer is cut so that when the ends space fastened they keep the same thickness as the rest of the belt. You had actually to ask.

This airplane was originally readily available by Leonard Bailey prior to his selling out come The Man, Stanley. His an initial design is incredibly rare. He ultimately made the airplane with a different frog that is secured top top the main spreading with 2 round-headed screws. The threaded rod, on which the brass depth adjusting screw rides, is oriented practically vertically. This building and construction proved i have lot of money to manufacture, and also the planes were prone to damage, particularly cracks or breaks wherein the screws are, so the different frog idea to be dropped about 1905. The device was redesigned with the threaded rod fastened straight to the main spreading so the it"s oriented horizontally. The earliest models of this tool have actually a same concave curvature to your side wall surfaces from the toe that the aircraft to the handle. The later models have actually a type of contorted S-shaped curvature to the next walls.

#11 Bull sleep Rabbet Plane, 4"L, 1 1/4"W, ca 1880. *

This is really a strange tiny plane, in number of ways. First, that wasn"t available in any type of Stanley catalog, and also judging by whereby the very few specimens have actually turned up, in England, the plane wasn"t sold right here in USofA. Second, this plane"s number designation is the same to the beltmaker"s plane, making these two the just planes readily available concurrently with the same design number. Why Stanley chose to designate them the same is anyone"s guess, and it"s absolutely odd provided Stanley"s enthusiasm for easily assigning numbers, which the critical time ns checked room infinite, to their manufactured wares. The aircraft is one of the very rarest of Stanley"s planes, with just a grasp of extant examples. As soon as other folks are classifying #340
"s, #64"s as really rare, and also #3C"s as an extremely scarce, you can ask them just how they"d classify this small bugger then.

The aircraft has a bar adjustment mechanism, identical to that provided on the typical #103 block plane; a series of parallel grooves is milled right into an adjusting plate, which, in turn, engage milled slots reduced in the backside that the blade. A thumb screw pivots the bar cap to organize the blade in position.

The final strange thing about this plane is the the small part of sole, straight ahead that the blade, deserve to be elevated or lowered via two small set screws i beg your pardon sit behind the lever cap"s ignorance screw. This part of the sole is readjusted to occupational harmoniously v the set of the blade; i.e., if the blade is set rank (deeply), the single is raised, and also if the blade is set fine, the sole is lowered. This duty lends assistance to the plane"s cut action, because that if the sole were at a consistent position, only a minute section of it would certainly bear upon the wood throughout the planing; the depth the blade"s set, the much less amount of sole will make contact with the wood. Because the single ahead the the iron have the right to be adjusted, it"s valuable to do the whole length that that single make contact with the wood before the blade"s cutting, reducing tearout and also splintering. It"s a geometry thing, here.

The plane was eventually dropped when the #90 cabinetmaker"s bull nose rabbet plane appeared. No sense having two planes serve the same function, or for this reason one would certainly think. But, Stanley didn"t embrace this "modus operandi" because that too lengthy as castle ultimately created concurrently number of planes which served the same function.

#11 1/2 Floor plane, 7"L, 2 3/8"W, 3 3/4lbs, 1909-1923. *

This plane is identical to the #11
, other than that it has actually an extension piece added to the plane"s sole. This item is nothing yet the same piece as the on the #11, except it"s made longer to rise the size of the plane"s sole. This item is secured come the main casting with 2 round head screws. It"s possible to regulate the mouth by moving the item forward or backward, relative to the iron.

The plane has "No. 11 1/2" embossed top top the extension piece, withing the acquainted Stanley notched rectangle. The #11"s main casting was used for this plane. The #11 has its number actors at that is toe. Because that the #11 1/2, the #11 casting number is ground off and then filled with a glob the japanning. Don"t ever buy an example that has "No. 11" actors into the key casting and "No. #11 1/2" actors into the expansion piece - it"s a monkey, made up from two various planes. Also, examine the japanning very carefully wherein the #11 is soil off. It"s an extremely easy because that a crafty "artist" come practice airplane forgery on these planes whereby the plane is converted long after it left the factory.

The stole is typically stamped through the Stanley trademark on both sides; the plane beds the iron bevel up, and also with the typical iron the logo would be confront down, therefore the factor for stamping the logo on the beveled next of the iron. Stanley want make it specific that the members of the floorplaners" union knew precisely who was utilizing their product.

Be certain to check the adjusting mechanism of this tool as floorplaning to be a rugged task. A snap adjusting yoke, cracks at the ago of the main casting, and absent chunks that the main casting are the major problems v the tool.

The airplane was supplied in the kneeling position (kneeling prior to a false God?) and is pulled towards you. Ask you yourself this question - you really want one of these to use? Instead, floor sandahs (sander, in new England-ese) space so much an ext stimulating. Leave this one for the diehard Stanley junkies as it"s a much scarcer plane than one could think.