Dating craftsman planes

By the time the line was established, the popular acceptance of power tools and of pre-milled, pre-shaped lumber had made the introduction of limited application hand planes a risky affair.

The company was never to produce a circular, match, dado, plow, shoulder or combination plane.

The best approach is to use the flowchart to date your plane, and then visit the Plane Type Study and Plane Feature Timeline to verify the type. (Does anyone want to take pictures of parts that are hard to describe?

There were bargains for tool dealers, antique shop owners & e Bay sellers alike.

There were 100s of planes (wood & iron), more than 100 hand saws (inc.

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w=240&h=180 240w, w=480&h=360 480w, w=150&h=113 150w, w=300&h=225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 240px) 100vw, 240px" / A great deal of research has been dedicated to dating Stanley’s bench planes over the years, with type studies established for the Bailey and Bedrock lines, as well as many of the most popular specialty planes. 9-1/2 and 18 series), I’ve been able to narrow down the manufacturing date ranges for most major features.

Because the Millers Falls Company entered the hand plane business relatively late in the game, its product line never grew to the size of that of Stanley or Sargent & Company.