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Paul O. wrote:

What is the difference in say, a #5 plane and a #5 1/2 plane. Length,
width? Thanks, just wondering.

length I think, a #4 Stanly is a little bigger than a number #3 Stanly
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What is the difference in say, a #5 plane and a #5 1/2 plane. Length, width?
Thanks, just wondering.

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"Paul O." wrote in
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What is the difference in say, a #5 plane and a #5 1/2 plane. Length,
width? Thanks, just wondering.


www.supertool.com is your friend; follow the link to the Blood&Gore
section.

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"Paul O." wrote:

What is the difference in say, a #5 plane and a #5 1/2 plane. Length, width?
Thanks, just wondering.

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Paul O.


Try Patrick Leach's "Blood and Gore" web site for information on hand planes.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0.htm

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Try Patrick Leach's "Blood and Gore" web site for information on hand planes.

Does anyone know of a similar site relating to Craftsman hand planes? Tom
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Tom wrote:
Does anyone know of a similar site relating to Craftsman hand planes?


Craftsman planes were made by other companies. Not their best
effots either, unfortunately. Anything in particular that you
were thinking of?
Dave in Fairfax
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Thanks for the link folks. It's now in my favorites.

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Paul O. wrote:
What is the difference in say, a #5 plane and a #5 1/2 plane. Length, width?
Thanks, just wondering.

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Paul O.




In the example you mention, the 5 1/2 uses a wider blade than the 5.
But, in general, you can't generalize when it comes to Stanley's
numbering system. Check out www.supertool.com, the "blood & gore"
pages for more than you prably want to know.


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"www.supertool.com is your friend; follow the link to the Blood&Gore
section. "

That's a great link.
Thanks, John!
Tom

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Dave in Fairfax wrote:--
Craftsman planes were made by other companies. Not their best
effots either, unfortunately. Anything in particular that you
were thinking of?


I've got a small low-angle plane with an adjustable sole in front of the
blade(you loosen a small knob and turn a wingnut, then re-tighten), and a
horizontally mounted "wheel and fork" for the projection mechanism. Wheel rides
on a vertically mounted screw. Has an old-timey craftsman logo. Tom
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Tom wrote:
I've got a small low-angle plane with an adjustable sole in front of the
blade(you loosen a small knob and turn a wingnut, then re-tighten), and a
horizontally mounted "wheel and fork" for the projection mechanism. Wheel rides
on a vertically mounted screw. Has an old-timey craftsman logo.


That sounds like a fairly standard block plane. I don't see any
quetion here though, what is it you're wondering? Here are some
places to try to match it against. Remember that it is likely to
have been made by either Sargent or Millers Falls though.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan2.htm
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan3.htm#num18
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan9.htm#num60
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan9.htm#num65
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan12.htm#num102

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Dave in Fairfax wrote:That sounds like a fairly standard block plane. I don't
see any
quetion here though, what is it you're wondering? Here are some
places to try to match it against. Remember that it is likely to
have been made by either Sargent or Millers Falls though.


I'm wondering about it's particulars, such as the designation #'s, original
cost, etc.. I'll look into the Sargent/Miller's Falls vein. Thanks! Tom
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dave in fairfax wrote:
Tom wrote:

I've got a small low-angle plane with an adjustable sole in front of the
blade(you loosen a small knob and turn a wingnut, then re-tighten), and a
horizontally mounted "wheel and fork" for the projection mechanism. Wheel rides
on a vertically mounted screw. Has an old-timey craftsman logo.



That sounds like a fairly standard block plane. I don't see any
quetion here though, what is it you're wondering? Here are some
places to try to match it against. Remember that it is likely to
have been made by either Sargent or Millers Falls though.

From the OP description the Craftsman does sound like the similar
Sargent model I picked up the Craftsman at a yardsale just last
Saturday (50 cents) and it is _very_ similar, indeed, to one of my
Sargents.

Glen
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